JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Beat Bishop Moore. That was the slogan on the t-shirts that Ponte Vedra had made earlier this week. The Class 6A Girls Volleyball Championship between the Sharks and Hornets was a back and forth affair.
Ponte Vedra got off to a hot start and held an early 7-2 lead in the first set. Bishop Moore rallied to within one with the score 16-15. The Sharks responded with a 7-0 run as they took the first set 26-24.
In the second set it was all Hornets. They got off to a 4-0 lead and won 25-13.
The third set between the two 6A schools was the turning point. Bishop Moore started hot and held a 9-3 lead. The Sharks fought back to get within one at 21-20 and eventually came all the way back to take the third set 25-23.
Bishop Moore took the fourth set 25-14 to set up a winner take all fifth and final set. The Sharks and Hornets traded points back and forth and the game was tied at five. From there Ponte Vedra pulled out the 15-11 victory to secure their first volleyball title in school history.
“They should feel on cloud nine and be proud and happy,” said Sharks head coach Robin Mignerey. “We always had a decent successful program but now to have a state title is so cool. We come from a school that’s had success in athletics. But for the first time for the volleyball team to set that bar is really cool.”