5A IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Volleyball Championships

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MidAmerican energy and their programs are dedicated to increasing efficiency in Iowa homes and businesses. MidAmerican.com. Obsessively and relentlessly at your service.>>It’s time for state championship volleyball, here from cedar rapids, Iowa public television brings you the Iowa high school girls athletic union state volleyball championships. Class 5 A we have ANKENY centennial taking on the top ranked BETTENDORF bull dogs. What a match up.>>That is right. We’ve got the top team and second ranked team in the state going at it here, today.>>When you look at the match up, these two met in the semi finals but BETTENDORF won there.>>They’ve done an amazing job. Only 5 A team to be undefeated in the state They want a repeat. And ANKENY centennial wants them off that podium.>>Playing to great success, she’s >>They’re led by Jay Len Williams, she’s second in the term in kills and first if kills per game.>>They’re here from BETTENDORF ready to cheer on their bull dogs. And centennial coming in full force as well for this 5 A championship game. Bull dogs number 1, and 43 and 3. And first appearance for them in the championship game. What about Diane LICHTENBERG trying to get it done.>>Good morning. Iowa girls high school athletic union on honors an Iowa coach who demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions towards school, community and profession. Presenting the plaque is Mike Dick and administrators. The state wins from ANKENY. He’s guided 21 teams to state tournament berths and coached six teams to state tournament appearances. He just finished his 15th season in ANKENY. He won state championships in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009. Davis had over 50 players go on to play collegiate volleyball. Two players have been inducted into the hall of fame, seven named to elite all state teams. Dave has been named Iowa coach of the year four times, regional coach of the year six times, 2014 Iowa nominee for national volleyball coach of the year. Last summer he was inducted into high school coaches association hall of fame. Dave has been active in Iowa girls coaches association and served on several committees. Dave and his wife are the parents of four daughters, ladies and gentlemen, 2014 IGS golden plaque of distinction from ANKENY, Dave WIMS.>>Good morning, ladies and gentlemen welcome to the U.S. cellular center in the 2014 Iowa state high school tournament in this class five A championship match. Now, let’s meet the teams, first, nonstarters for the BETTENDORF bull dogs, number three, Rachel TUBBS. Number six Carly SCHEIB. Number 12, Emmy SKEEN. Margaret Micka, SHANDa westerKAMP, Maggie RUNGE, assistant coaches Mike grannen, lowera hays and now, the starters for bull dogs, Josie earned. Catherine BAER. Mayingen sharky. Daniel pennington, Maggie rungy. And head coach Diane LICHTENBERG. Number four, Kylie Macky. Savannah Johnson, Kristin UTLEY, Hailey matter, AMARA chappaLEAR, Olivia COE and Meredith SIECK. And now, the starters for the Jaguars. Number seven, Lauren RIECK. Tasha V.I.P. OND, ANNA SVOBODA, Clara hill, JAALI winters and three, JORDYN RITman. Here are the officials first referee is Vines workman, second, marte Smith. Line judges gene STOTlander and Suzanne Janeson. Ladies and gentlemen, members of the high school coral will now sing our national anthem.>>We’re ready for state championship volleyball. Here at the U.S. sell YU LAR center. BETTENDORF taking on ANKENY centennial. Looking at the roster and for the Jaguars it will be Griffin, Johnson, V.I.P. OND, PIERson and Olivia COE on the outside. And they didn’t lose a set since September 13th, dominance here on the road to the state tournament.>>That just speaks to their ball, how well they played together and coach built a dynasty there at BETTENDORF. We’ll see that today.>>Happy against Johnson yesterday they had to rally, come back and defeat dragons to get back to the state tournament. For centennial, it’s been an easy road if you will, very strappy group of players. To get here to the state championship it’s number one versus number two. First volleyball play belongs to BETTENDORF serving with alley Bailey. Who has been having a phenomenal season so far. And right away, ANKENY centennial’s JAALI winters will get the title point.>>I start with her to give BETTENDORF a taste of what they’re going to see today.>>Here is SAVANA Johnson, playing in the first-ever state championship come out, have a lead here early on.>>And lost to BETTENDORF so pay back point feel too bad for the Jaguars.>>BETTENDORF goes with the attack. And the bull dogs get a side out. And they’re going to have let sharky serve here. She has a killer serve. Three aces so far here at the state tournament.>>Nice side on. That she’s deep enough in the court if the ball is over your head, it’s probably going out. Good call on that by sharky.>>There is the steal for bettendorf. Scored two in the scoring. Side out. ANKENY centennial.>>We saw it with winters. That time, you know, VIPon was there hitting off the hand. So the defense of bettendorf could not hit the ball.>>This group has won 15 straight matches coming into this game. They’ve been on a roll since losing Johnston about partway through the season. Winters, through the net by RUNGE.>>One key to win this match is that they need to stop JAALI winters so they’re probably going to camp on her a little bit. There is the junior. Wow. Right into the net for bettendorf.>>Blocking is one of the feast or famine skills, when it’s on, it can really create a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm for the team.>>Here is Josie herbST. And bettendorf maybe easy with the front line.>>It is not that easy. We’ll watch the replay here again as the overpass just gets tapped down by the bettendorf blocks.>>And an error gives it to Jaguars. So JAALI winters will be serving. You mentioned going to craton to play volleyball. She’ll swing heart out of the back row. She’s a threat no matter where she is on the court.>>Centennial ties this one up at five apiece Opening set of a very busy day here on Iowa public television with state championship volleyball.>>Hands just weren’t pressed over. Any time you can get the ball into hands and try to shove it off it’s going to be beneficial for the hitter.>>At bettendorf coming back. And Maggie RUNGE ready to serve it. That is what sharky will do, keep it alive.>>Good ball to net. They’re able to get one through.>>When you’re playing a team you want to make sure you’re keeping them off balance. Changing tempo is a way to do that.>>That is blocked out.>>Nice job on the block there by Bailey and pennington. It’s just that centennial did a nice job of making sure the ball went out of bounds.>>There is JORDYN RITman, the best server. And there is a net violation.>>It’s hard sometimes, sometimes the ball smacks the net into your arms. You can’t always not touch the net. Plus, sometimes REFS don’t call it when you do touch the net. Not that I know from experience or anything.>>A block back and a deep hit. And they’ve been right blocking at the line. .>>That is what you want to do. Make sure that is the only time you can contact the ball on the other side of the net. Make sure your arms are penetrated over the plane of that net.>>Winters with a dig. Wow. Wow.>>Bettendorf gets a hard-earned point.>>Bettendorf going at the bigger defender at the back row which they think is a liability. But winter’s group is no liability back there.>>And quite a first game here so far.>>She’s doing a nice job. Outside hitters have to hammer away. They’re going to get a lot of swings Any time you can get it through the block it’s a plus.>>So Claire hill rotates in. Perfect on the state tournament serving. 33 attempts. Make it 34 now. Winters. So dangerous.>>You’ll see it’s just not quite there. One of the reasons that we have that is for players to go longer but that is why you see players in opposite colored jerseys.>>That is a perfectly executed block. She was pushed over the next. She met the hitter where it was contacting the ball.>>Starting to favor the way they’re lined out on the court on that front row.>>When winters is up there, you know that things are going to are going to get aggressive up there. She’s one of the players in this match. She stands at 62. You know she’s going to go out interest to get blocks.>>Diane LICHTENberg calling a time out. Bettendorf just called a time out there. Take a look this is >>So Jaguars have got the lead as we take a look for brackets of the championship here. A team beat them this year. Back into play, strong in the net. We’ve seen bettendorf across the net. Centennial has been setting outside. Look forward to strong middle blocker action.>>Now, centennial the block back and bettendorf. Struggling against that front line. It’s a good run here by Jaguars.>>Well, in — RAURen RIECK is also six feet.>>There is winters.>>Smart. There just a junior showing some gainsmanship. And there is winters.>>Running strong there. She’s gotten a few kills already this match. So look to bettendorf to keep using that middle.>>Ready to give it a wrister here. Wow.>>Nice play. She had a hole in the block that time. Just means middle blocker had not closed with a right side blocker so what is supposed to happen is they’re supposed to make a right side defense for that.>>Going to talk about two team that’s can pass the ball well. That is what we’ve seen so far. There is a block back. Now ripped on four straight. Bettendorf so calm and composed. Centennial rattle a little bit here. A one-point game this, is a bull dog squad that lost six seniors.>>These seniors went ahead out like the last two did.>>Now, centennial. Wow. What a hard charge there by Olivia COE.>>She did a great job.>>17-15, Jaguar was a lead This is the first game, bet of three and both did travel to play different schools but not on each other’s schedules. Pennington blocked back. Jaguars get the point.>>A lot of times any time the ball goes into the net you’re going to have trouble getting it out of the net. There are keys you can use if it hits high and rolls low or bottom you get back up a little bit. But it’s still difficult owe play out of the net.>>And pennington with a pass.>>The set was so far outside. It’s considered out.>>Centennial matching their largest lead here in the first game. A block in the net.>>Nice job using every front row player. Tried outside, they ran the middle. Just keep working with it until you get something that scores a point. BAER again, this one. A little action on the ball. And able to get the point here for bettendorf.>>BAER did a nice job of hitting outside of the blocker’s hands There is a space there that is what scored a point.>>A error by HERBST. Jaguar was a lead. There is the first game. With a deep hit and >>As going back to serve maybe we should talk about that again. The different uniform change was made 10 or 12 years ago to keep a rally going longer because they’re changing to it rally scoring. So can only play defense. Can’t attack the ball. Must play defense. Other than that, they have to play and don’t count as a substitution.>>Two good in this match up. It’s an ace for the bull dogs. BAER serving again. One of three serving captains and a returning starter. From outside block, back.>>That time centennial coverage of the block was just sucked in too far The ball was deep. You need to keep someone back there for the balls.>>It’s a one-point game, time out taken. Let’s take a look at the keys to this match today for the Bulldogs. What do they need to do? >>Well, on paper supposed to win. They need to play bull dog volleyball. So secondly, they need to stop JAALI winters Offense for centennial runs through winters in front and back row.>>How about centennial? >>Needs to play great defense, defense wins championships. They need to be ready for anything and everything. Bettendorf is going to throw different speeds at them. They need to serve aggressively We’ve seen them use the middle a lot. If they serve they keep bettendorf out of the system, and takes options away.>>After time out, 21, 20, bettendorf has been down by four points. Now trying to rally back. And here comes COE with a tip Now, to winters. Good dig from the back row by BAER. And >>It’s hard to make it perfect. She contacted the ball underneath it. Rolled it over. Just so the back row defender couldn’t get through it.>>It’s an A and how about this There is a lead. Here is Catherine BAER. Going to be in.>>Perfect spot. You know? In trouble aim for thors because it causes a lot of judgment issues. Perfect spot.>>Here is pennington. Winters again. This is going to be out.>>Good plays to watch that ball. You know? They’re yelling out and just watched and got on the line to use the side line as a guide.>>Pennington with a serve, and an error.>>Coach said pennington coming off probably her play at 23. Now, we’re tied at 23. Into the net goes centennial.>>Yes.>>Bettendorf went into the net.>>Now centennial, 24-23, jags got a win by two. >>Awesome dig.>>That is number 11 just in the right spot at the right time. She might have a broken nose right now >>Well, centennial talking things over. This year, the conference did something different they’d never done before. It’s conference tournament for volleyball. He said that type of action, and the type of talent they have used to be called metro league helped them here in this tournament run. He feels it helped them here a lot. Put them in different positions to see how they handle it here in game one. HERBST. Winters, and a lot of action at the net here. And wow. Fantastic. What a long point here? >>Awesome valley.>>I love everybody was being aggressive.>>Game point for centennial. You want to talk about 4-2 for bettendorf. The team tied at 24. Got a win by two. Long on the outside >>This is awesome.>>Here is the serve. RUNGE. RUNGE been doing that all season long. Just kind of steady and make sure she gets the job done. Great swing.>>There is sharky trying to get the advantage. That is what she’s trying to do last time. Beautiful angle. Defense sucked in a little bit She just hit that last feet on the court over there.>>Here is pierson.>>If putting a block, they would have been able to run their middle. And a time out taken here by centennial. Here at the state tournament.>>One great play, let’s finish.>>1, 2. Three. Stay strong.>>Centennial trying to battle through. They had a four-point lead in this game. And the bull dogs, this is why they’re unbeaten and battled back to try to take this first game. HERBS T with the serve. Setting up winters.>>She likes to see her swing just hit that ground. It went down for a kill. So great swing.>>Pennington. What a great block by Tasha VIPOND.>>Game point blocked at the net. ITO to pennington. Sharky to pennington puts a hit on it. Winters holds it. And to this side Game one going to Olivia COE and centennial.>>That is the way to start the day. 29-27 first set. Awesome.>>Sure to be a great day here at U.S. cellular center in cedar rapids. Game one goes to centennial 29-27.>>It showed strength and stamina. On both sides and staying with it. Keeping your composure. It’s so hard when the other team comes back and has that set point. It is a credit to both teams.>>JAALI winters had her own thoughts heading into this game. . >>I mean we’ve had three losses this season. Two to the same team. Johnson. You know, we overcame that. Beat them the third time. We’ve had a few obstacles but come back from losses a lot We know what it feels like.>>JAALI winters has her team in prime position here, they’ve got a game lead over bettendorf. You mentioned she’s going to play volleyball at CREIGHTON. Due to injury she had to go to the back row this year.>>And she’s one of those athletes that can do it all. I know that the coach at CREIGHTON is a good friend of mean, she’s so excited to have JAALI come play for her.>>And adde Bailey had thoughts about the match up.>>We’ve practiced games and if we ever got in this situation, we’d be able know we can do it. That helped. It helps for tomorrow, too, if we get in that situation. We’re just going to keep doing it, again.>>So bettendorf, it’s been a rough road, if you will compared to regular season. Mentioned they’ve lost four sets now here at the statement tournament prior to that, they didn’t lose a set since September 13th but this team is showing a lot of resilency. Being down to come back and tie it up and push it to a 29-27 tilt.>>Well, being in the gym with the successful players they’ve been in the gym with for three seasons, that teaches you composure and poise How to react. So that helped them a ton. Like what she said SH they to practice those situations because they’re not getting them in matches so that is part of coach’s brilliance is making sure that they’re in those situations one way or another.>>Coach picked up her 600th career victory. Now trying to get her team ready here for game two. And it’s pretty close. So I’m not sure they’ll make too many adjustments If I were them, I might look at match ups and see which, you know which blockers do I have blocking winters? Put my best blockers up there. When she’s going across she’s facing toughest blockers.>>So we’re ready to go here for the second game. First is a thriller again. Just joining us, centennial won it. 29-27. Taking a one-game lead over the top-ranked and unbeaten bettendorf bull dogs trying to become the next unbeaten team to win a state championship last was back in 2012. Mount Vernon did it in 2010. None ever in the large class. To the middle, blocked back. Right away. There is Megan sharky getting involved in the offense. She’s a senior, she knows what is going on. She’s a junior, sorry about that. She’s been running the show. She knows how to get her team going.>>She made a college decision, wanting to play at rut gers. Came back with an ace now. 2-1, bull dogs with the lead. And HERBST with a long hit.>>It’s difficult because you need to make sure of where you are. So pennington will be now serving. And Danielle now trying to have another one here for bettendorf.>>And V.I.P. OND does a nice job on the slide. V.I.P. OND goes off the hand again. It’s not just a ball hitting the floor. RUNGE with our sixth kill of the game. Taking it at the front row. This is the second set of the 5 A battle game.>>They like to do more than that. So with centennial can get their passing game perfectly, we’ll see a lot more middle action.>>It’s all ignited by McKenya pierson. Over a thousand assists this year. And centennial gets the point here.>>I think pierson doesn’t get as much credit. She does a nice job of running this team and making sure this team is leading it.>>Ask any player. Middles don’t get set enough. You know? You ask any player that is right. That is what they’ll say.>>Winters deserved the Jaguars on a 3-0 run.>>That is a well formed block. Finding it now to the outside, centennial will take it to the outside. COE takes it to bettendorf. And the middle. That time the block was set up. She tipped it back field.>>Time out, here by bettendorf. 8-5. Jaguar was a lead. Let’s take a listen to coach LICHTENberg.>>Make sure we wind them so if you’re not involved in a block and you need to make sure it’s into the court helping defend. That we’re doing a nice pass. Go right here, okay? Identify hitters. That is very important here. Centennial has a lot of them.>>They have a lot of them. One of the keys to that is knowing where the setter is. When the setter’s back row, you can kind of cheat a little bit on the blocking. And sometimes they’ll run plays so that, you just want to make sure you know where you’re blocking.>>Winters able to save it. The shot handled by winters. And COE handled for the lift. So one of the members of the media earlier back after yesterday’s win asked what have you done for fun? She said the team has been focused they stayed in the hotel room and just talked about winning a state title.>>That is what champions do.>>Too cold to go outside.>>Centennial will get the point. . >>I thought there was a TACH. Then, an official did call the touch. Confirmed it.>>Jaguars with 10-5. There is some on the center of the net.>>I do think from reaction of the bettendorf player it looked like she thought she touched it, anyway.>>This is the largest deficit down by six in a set.>>Amazing.>>In that time out, get the ball taken care of.>>Now, a tip up. Here is sharky with the dig.>>Smart.>>Yes.>>And Jaguars get hard-earned POENTS.>>Here is the thought so she took that second contact, pushed it deep. Nobody could get to it.>>And there is Margaret Micka. Here comes centennial. Back in the middle by Bailey. A five point game here. At the net. Net violation called against centennial to bull dogs trying to March back into this one. Here is Bailey on the serve.>>That is almost to us. It wasn’t hit hard but that just went off the hand wrong. One of the weapons that you want to serve short is because it messes up quick hitter pattern.>>That one is going to be in for bettendorf.>>I’m not sure it wants a job of a line judge.>>Here is sharky. And hill with eight. Sharky can deliver the serve P a number of ways. That one was more of a knuckle ball coming off Jaguars Those balls come at you faster. All you need to do is get the platform to get that spin.>>Pennington nearly took out the set on her ankles Four-point advantage here for Jaguars. Took the opening set 29-27. And SAVANA Johnson will be now serving.>>Bettendorf rattles.>>That is one way. Just cut it over the block. Nice tip. Now, pennington will serve. Side out. Centennial.>>Timing was off. But that is what good athletes are able to do. To kind of fix it on the run. Kept it alive there. Now, winters just pushes it.>>Yes.>>It looked like she was strong with that one. That is too bad. Four-point lead for Jaguars. Betten TOEFSH now serving with Maggie RUNGE. And winters at the line. Nothing doing. And the bull dogs get a hard earned point there. 16-13.>>When try toing make come backs, points do seem harder. Once getting rolling that helps momentum swing back their way. Things like that will help.>>At the net, BAER put it across. And wow.>>And a net violation called on bettendorf. So it would have been centennial’s ball.>>Unbelievable job of setting here today Set back over. Now, bettendorf gets the side out.>>Good job using the block. We’ve talked about that. That is a skill you work on so nobody can dig it. It’s very, very tough to practice that.>>Coming to winters from the back row. Winter was a canyon shot.>>She’s, I mean, obviously this is the last match of the season. They’ve been doing that for a while. She’s so confident and that is so perfect and right on the line. She’s one of the best back row hitters we’ll see in this tournament. Now, perfect. Centennial’s playing player-backed tee fence meaning corner are wide open. So HERBST just put it in that golden corner.>>Coming back here to the near side. Now to the near side. That is a stick kill of this match.>>COE looks like she sees the block well. Many players can see the block. It does look like she is one that can.>>Pennington and pierson getting involved in the net.>>That is a nice block.>>Another look at that block.>>It’s got to be A-game right here. A plus mark. Okay? Let’s go. So bettendorf, coach trying to keep her teams, I guess emotions up here. Now serving. To the middle >>And some ace here for bettendorf and ADDY Bailey. Back here to the near side.>>How quickly momentum changes.>>20-18, bettendorf, a resilient bunch battling back from a six-point deficit to come within two here. And pennington getting a shot down.>>Yes.>>Into this bench. Listen back on the one.>>And you don’t always remember in the back row. So here we go. We’ll see it.>>That is the rule. The rule on that is any back row player has to attack the ball. They have to take off from behind behind the line They can land in front of it but have to nake sure both feet are behind it when they take off.>>Bettendorf able to pull that one across. Here is winters. And now she’s in the front row. Trying to win the first ever championship.>>And it was called a lift. And rightly so.>>Now, to winters. It’s a block back by RUNGE. Winters hits a high point. Block is solid. Beautiful. Look at this vote within one. And they’re getting their MOJO back.>>Therefore you have to know. That would have been a kill for centennial.>>Looking for the third straight championship. Here is winters. We would have won, too.>>Perfect timing she’s been hammering and hammering. And into the middle of the court. You know, you stand around, watching.>>Centennial serving with Johnson. Now back here to the near side. It’s a block. Appears not only she can set, but block as well.>>That is her second really poignant block of the set. She was solo that time. Game point here for Jaguars with a >>Now to, winters. Going here to the near set, pennington. Pierson to winters. That is going to be long.>>That is a difficult ball to call. So, good point for bettendorf. Way to win that rally with their backs against the wall. Here is pierson to winters. Two game to one lead. Bet hendorf bull dogs >>What a hard ball to defend. Perfect shot.>>Now, IPTV brings you highlights from last weekend’s 2014 high school girls swimming and diving championships. Here is our good friend Paul JAGER.>>State swimming and diving championships. Enjoy our look at the big races and amazing too close matches. Maggie dans looking for her fourth title but since the top regional qualifier had the best position on Friday night. Park with a fourth place finish. Catherine Miller edged out park. Only two others have won championships, great dive after great dive. Jaggy James. Great performance. JACINTA Thomas your 2014 Iowa girls high school state diving champion.>>How does it feel to be standing on top as a senior? >>Feels good. I worked so hard. To get this title.>>What dive do you think won it? >>Tuck. Hands down. Best dive. I haven’t done it that well, ever.>>Here is how they finished in diving.>>So heading to our:30 set here. So far, centennial taking the first two. They had a six-point advantage. We take a look at the match highlights here so far.>>They’re making their presence known. That is one of the things you want to do when you’ve got a strong net game, you want to make sure the ball stays on the other team’s side of the net. Then you’ve got COE hitting all sorts of angles. She’s just doing a nice job. Six kills so far.>>So here we go for this third set. What they’re trying to accomplish. Centennial. Not a push over in bettendorf’s bull dozing way.>>It looks like their service strategy started differently. That kills the momentum here.>>We’re ready to serve here for SAVANA Johnson.>>Sometimes, setter has to take a swing, too. She can do sneaky things.>>Jaguars, now, if that is one long.>>There is a touch.>>Is that ball was out there. Once made you can’t change it unless an official overrules it. And he didn’t.>>Take any point you can get.>>Yes.>>Sharky had to scratch and claw.>>That time I couldn’t tell which number he said. Nice swing.>>That right power arm. To jar that one right in the middle of the defense We’re tied up at three.>>You can see the block there. So that leaves a wide open space to hit. On the serve, what a compliment on that front row to bring 17 entering today. And V.I.P. beyond in this match.>>If they can count on that, that is an awesome slide.>>RUNGE.>>RUNGE will hit off the middle, right side. She’s a steady pull dog.>>And really, with this team is winning tradition early on. And here is pennington.>>Every school district wants a star, right? >>Yes.>>That kicked up. Kept alive. Are you kidding me? Just ran into it on the point.>>That is too bad A great rally. Let’s talk about that kick a little bit. Kicks are not necessarily something you see. If there is no other way, you can get it with a foot and it’s legal. What a great play.>>Winters, too, handling it.>>Yes.>>Lifting it up and deep.>>Yes. When someone does that it goes off where.>>And V.I.P. OND has a soccer background.>>We probably should talk about that. Centennial can — some people are like who is this ANKENY centennial team? They’ve been at the state tournament both years. It’s an amazing story. One of the reasons the volleyball is so successful is that the community has come together and been a part of it, playing a big part in making sure it’s separated correctly. And Dave win was a huge part in making sure that everything was set up for success at both schools.>>The Jaguars right now are flat out rolling They have pinned down pull dogs here.>>That ball looked like it’s floating and landed on the back line. Everything going right for centennial right now.>>Bull dogs need a time out after a 4-0 run. 8-4 Jaguar was a lead. Listen into that happy bench here of centennial.>>Looks good. A lot of times a player will miss a serve. If you don’t serve your most aggressive it’s posh important to keep momentum going.>>That is just carried on into the state championship game. And when walking into the arena today, their team met and said they’re ready for this one. And have shown that.>>They haven’t seen the seats or done anything. They have stayed focused on what a goal is.>>Again with another good serve in the middle. Bailey had a block back. ITO able to put it across. And a net violation. Now serving with Catherine BAER. That one is in by Olivia COE. They go from the right, left, middle.>>That is great I thought it would be winters, winters, winters. They’ve done a nice job.>>The way it was at the beginning of the year. Some really bouncing back and a much-improved team. Bailey, the jumper.>>Then, you have that pesky bettendorf bull dog gnawing at you.>>They’ve not had one since the first set. Passing has been amazing.>>Then, the ball overpasses a little bit over the net. She takes it and puts it away.>>If you’re just joining us, they took this second 25-22. And enjoying a lead here. They’re playing for history here and a large class going for the third title which is never been done before in the large class. And that is a net.>>Good to see bull dogs smiling a little bit. Now to the middle. It was too strong with a one timer. And serving here is SAVANA Johnson with two aces already. RUNGE, handled, there by the jags.>>Nice job of making sure bull dogs having a chance at this thing.>>You’re watching girls state championship volleyball here on Iowa public television. This is a title game.>>She looks like she’s going to get it straight. Nice job changing up that angle.>>Now, side out. Bettendorf.>>That is one thing you like to see, an aggressive hitter.>>Now, to the middle. That was a well hit, hard hit ball WHCHLT you’re down the line you’re close to that hitter. So is it’s tough.>>Now to the middle. V.I.P. OND unable to deny BAER.>>Block is giving room so the back row defense cannot get to it.>>And V.I.P. OND able to put one down. How important was it to withstand that down by a point late against bettendorf. And able to come back and win.>>I think that made the difference. And you know, then a little confidence to roll with confidence bettendorf will have cared.>>Bettendorf will try to handle a little liftover.>>No. No.>>Bull dogs get the point here. We’ve seen a good play. That point might have been the clunker of the night or day. Olivia COE, strong.>>Just too far outside of the court but there is nobody back there for defense.>>BAER serving.>>Official overruled it.>>Just look out from replay.>>So not been tied to centennial just after the early lead. That block out.>>Let me see if I can figure out her number. She has 11 kills.>>Making it strong in the middle. Here is Danielle sharky for winters. And that is a hard line drive and the Jaguars get the point.>>I like the fact that bettendorf is trying to make changes and that kind of thing. That is what they need to do.>>And Bailey using a lot of that front line. Getting a ball and bull dogs will not run to tie it up again. 18-17 the score. No, now saved by ITO. HERBST puts it across. V.I.P. OND puts it through.>>Credit to pierson for the quick set. So quick, so nice set.>>20-17, Jaguars with a lead. Let’s go to the bettendorf bench.>>They’re doing a great job of that. Make sure we’re just reading that. Okay? Then, defense just watch and read. Okay? Yesterday we’ve talked about being a smart team. That is what we need here. Okay? So blockers in that position to get the ball to the hitters okay? 20-17. Jaguars. Jaguars are doing it here. In the third set.>>So blockers supposed to take an area of the court away. She said that is not always happening The defenders need to read. What athat means is read where the ball is in relationship to the hitter, what the hitter’s body, what they’re doing. Making sure they’re paying attention to all of the little things this hitter will tell you.>>Sharkee will serve. And how about that? >>That is just so hard to defense. Blockers usually go too far out. They move with the set and go too far out. So that is so effective.>>Came up with an 8th kill here at this game. Match, excuse me. Outside side.>>It kind of felt like centennial was just attacking and able to get the point.>>And a error by HERBST. Jaguars within three points. Within three points of winning their first ever state championship as a school here. And winters at the trigger serving. Pennington locked out.>>Beautiful play. Bettendorf needs to do more of. That more of the quicker attack making sure they’re passing there so they can do that sort of thing. That was an awesome play Set was right there. Hitter just able to hammer it.>>In this tip of the net. Jaguars have an advantage. Yes. Out of place just got a hand on it. Able to get the blocker to touch it and it went out of play. Nice job.>>Pennington. Sharky with a push.>>Now from the back, winters to Bailey. Back to BAER. And blocked with the net. How about that? And how about this? Championship point for ANKENY centennial. .>>The serve, the senior. And bettendorf trying to come up with a four-point rally. This one, blocked. . I don’t think I would have predicted this one here.>>I didn’t.>>Jaguars winning the class five A championships three games to none. They knew they went back there, too. Awesome.>>It was the front HIEN today that got it done in some fantastic passing by McKenya pierson.>>Good offense balanced well. I think nobody expected JAALI winters to be so even but what a great job by the staff. And players they did — it was a great match on their part.>>This is just the first of five state titles handed out here today at U.S. cellular center The first one goes to ANKENY centennial. Their first team title. They swept bettendorf here today. Now, we’re awaiting the post game honors which, the trophy presentation.>>JORDYN RITman.>>From bettendorf, Danielle pennington. Kelsey Johnson. Kristin stucker. McKenya pierson. Megan sharky. And captain of the five A all tournament team, JAALI winters.>>Here is your class 5 A all tournament team. What a group Let’s go back now for the trophy presentation.>>Bettendorf bull dogs and head coach Diane LICHTENBERG. Now, your 2014 5 A champions coach Jessica RINEHART and the Jaguars from ANKENY centennial.>>Unbelievable finish on the year, taking down arguably one of the best programs in the state of Iowa we’ve seen in a large class. And they fall just a match short. . >>I don’t think anyone, like you said, saw this coming except maybe some of the centennial coaches and players They knew they wanted revenge from last year and knew they can do this. They rolled.>>And just passing too, in this team. They’re able to win this class five A championship. We take a look at it. Bettendorf got it going but that first set, at the early lead. But, centennial won it 29-27 to take the second set. Then, 25-21. Our next game will be coming. What a match up in class 4 A as HARLAN will take on west Delaware.>>Path to greatness starts early. Iowa farm BURa believes in Iowa’s youth. We’re proud to be the title sponsor of the Iowa girl’s high school athlete lick union. When one rises we all rise to a better Iowa. 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