Luxemburg-Casco rallies in third set to clinch program's first state volleyball championship

The Spartans rallied from a 19-13 deficit to win the third set 25-23.
Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 19:53:58-05

ASHWAUBENON (WGBA) -- The Luxemburg-Casco girls volleyball team clinched its first state championship game in program history with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 win over McFarland on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans bounced back after a slow start in the first set, led the second wire-to-wire, and rallied to win the clinching third set after falling behind 19-13.

"To see them come back from down 19-13 and stick together... I think it was the epitome of what our team has done this year," head coach Jeff Frey said after the win. "Not panicking. Not getting too worried. Taking a deep breath. And then just going and taking care of business and I couldn't be more proud of our girls."

"Good teams stay together," senior Bekah Day added. "Good teams find a way to win and that's what we did."

"We definitely stuck together," said senior Holly Baierl, who had some big kills in the third-set comeback. "We were able to rely on each other and not fall about. We looked within ourselves and found what we needed."

The Spartans only had one previous appearance in the state championship game - a loss to Lakeside Lutheran in 2017.