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Cardinals reach the Final Four

3A VOLLEYBALL - Corbett plays a pair of five-setters Friday, winning one and losing the other
by: David Ball Corbett coach Angela Davis goes over some pointers with her team during a timeout.

Corbett's undefeated season was in immediate jeopardy during their quarterfinals match on Friday. The Cardinals drew the defending state champions, Santiam Christian Eagles. What ensued was an endurance match. Less than four points decided each game, and the Eagles pushed the Cardinals (28-0) to their first five-game match this season.

Facing a strong hitting team in the Eagles, Corbett still earned the advantage at the net, helping it build an early lead in the fifth game. But the Eagles rallied to tie the match. After the two teams exchanged points, the Cardinals pulled in front to take a close fifth game and the match 3-2....

Look for full coverage, including the team's semifinal loss to Willamina, in the Nov. 12, edition of The Outlook.