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SF Advance at FCSAA Tournament with 3-2 Win Over PBSC

SF Advance at FCSAA Tournament with 3-2 Win Over PBSC

November 3, 2016

Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints battled back from a 2-1 set deficit on Friday afternoon against 22-4 Palm Beach State College to win 3-2 and advance on in the FCSAA Tournament winner's bracket, setting up a battle against the College of Central Florida on Saturday at 10:00 AM.  The winner will clinch a berth in the NJCAA Tournament in Casper, Wyoming.

Palm Beach controlled the tempo in the first set, pulling away down the stretch for the 25-20 win.  The Saints answered in a big way in set two to even things up at 1-1.

In the third set it looked like SF was going to run away with it.  They jumped out to a 16-10 lead but it was short lived.  After a time out the Panthers clawed back and took the lead for good, hanging on for a 25-23 win and a 2-1 lead.

Staring down a deficit and needing to win the final two sets, the Saints picked their game up, winning set four 25-21.

In the fifth and deciding set, Santa Fe took control and led 13-8 but the Panthers quickly erased it, charging back with five straight points.  Following a timeout, the Saints nailed down the last two points and secured the victory. 

The Saints and Patriots will meet for the third time this season at 10:00 AM on Saturday to determine a National Tournament participant.  CF won the first two meetings between the teams.

Full tournament info: http://www.thefcsaasports.com/championships/fcsaa_volleyball_tournament 

For complete schedules, stats, and more information please visit www.santafesaints.com

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