Navarre sees volleyball season end in district tourney

Navarre’s jubilation after its straight set win over Tate in the opening round of the District 1-6A volleyball tournament last Monday in Niceville lasted just under 24 hours. 

Their excitement and solid play carried over into a match against top-seeded Crestview but it wasn’t enough in a three-game loss to the Bulldogs. 

“We played one heck of a great team,” Navarre head coach Ryan Davenport said. “They have two outstanding outside hitters, and we obviously don’t have anything to match that. Collectively, I am very proud of our girls. I gave ‘em a game plan and they did the best they could to stick to it.” 

Ranked 21st in the state, Crestview went on to defeat Niceville in four sets last Thursday for the title. 

Belief, confidence and a solid game plan showed in the dispatch of Tate.  

“Getting them out of system is what we try to do,” Lily Trujillo said. “I expected us to win and have fun together.” 

There was a hole in the Aggie defense, and the Raiders took advantage. 

“It’s just where it was open,” Alyssa Kisselburg said. “It was intentional. That was a good spot to go to get some points.” 

Read the full article in the Oct. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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