Navarre battles to the end in district volleyball tourney

On the brink of elimination, Navarre’s volleyball team showed the kind of fight and determination it has displayed all season.

The Raiders wanted their season to continue and roared back from a six-point deficit against Tate to steal game four and force a fifth and deciding game in the District 1-7A district tournament semifinal.

Game five was just as tight, but in the end, Navarre was unable to take down the Aggies, falling 15-11 in the finale, as its season came to a close Oct. 20 at Navarre High School.

The Raiders won the opener 25-18 but lost 25-18 in the second game. Tate took game three 25-19 before Navarre stole the fourth game by a 25-18 score. The fifth game was tied at 10-10 before the Aggies pulled away.

“It’s always hard to lose,” Navarre head coach Michelle Lee said. “You always want to win. But to end the year on that note is an amazing thing. It really is.”

This was Lee’s first season as the head coach of the Raiders and not much has come easy for them. They end the year with five wins and 15 losses, with three of those losses coming against Tate.

Read the full story in the Oct. 29 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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