(5A) 2016 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Volleyball Championships

(5A) 2016 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Volleyball Championships
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MidAmerican Energy and their Energy Advantage programs are dedicated to increasing the awareness of energy efficiency in Iowa’s homes and business. Information is at midamericanenergy.com. MidAmerican Energy, obsessively, relentlessly at your service. .>>>FREEINGS AND WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS ON CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY HERE ON IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION. TODAY, WE HAND OUT FIVE TROPHIES FROM THE IOWA GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. AND WE GET STARTED WITH THE 5A MATCH AND IT’S A GOOD ONE. NUMBER ONE VERSUS NUMBER TWO, ANKINACY CENTENNIAL, THE 2 -TIME CHAMPIONS CEDAR FALLS LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST – EVER CHAMPIONSHIP.>>IT’S EXCITING. CEDAR FALLS IS PLAYING THEIR BEST VOLLEYBALL OF THE SEASON RIGHT NOW. THEY DOMINATED YESTERDAY IN THEIR SEMI FINALS AND THEY’RE A 2 -TIME DEFENDING CHAMP.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK. THEY GRANTED A GOOD CORE FROM LAST YEAR’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, BUT WHY DO YOU FEEL LIKE THEY MIGHT BE AS GOOD OR EVEN BETTER THIS YEAR?>>WELL, WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT AS THE MATCH GOES ON, BUT THEY HAVE YOUNG, ENERGETIC PLAYERS WHO ARE THEIR MAIN POINT SCORERS AND EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY NOT HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, THE REST OF THE TEAM CAN KIND OF BRING THEM ALONG.>>CEDAR FALLS HAS HAD A GREAT SEASON REGARDING FOUR STARTS FROM LAST YEAR. THEY’RE PRETTY MUCH ALL SOPHOMORES LAST SEASON. NOW THEY’RE JUNIORS AND HAVE ONE OF THE BEST SETTERS IN THE STATE.>>THEY HAVE ONE OF THE BEST SETTERS, OFFENSE, GREAT DEFENSE. YESTERDAY, THEY WERE A LEVEL ABOVE EVERYBODY ELSE WE’VE SEEN IN THIS TOURNAMENT. HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU AS WE GET SET FOR A TRULY OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SEASON. NOW, 2016, TOOK IT UP A NOTCH OR TWO.>>WELL, AS THE KIDS GROW OLDER, WE SAW SO MANY YOUNG PLAYERS LAST YEAR, AS THEY’VE GROWN OLDER, THEY’VE GOTTEN BETTER. AND WHAT FUN DOES THAT MAKE FOR ALL OF US HERE TODAY?>>A LOT OF NUMBER ONE VERSUS NUMBER TWO MATCH-UPS COMING OUR WAY, AND THAT’S WHAT YOU HOPE TO SEE FOR A STATE TITLE ON THE LINE. WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE INTRODUCTION TO THE TEAMS. A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN HOW WE’VE INTRODUCED THE — HERE WE GO. FIRST OF ALL, LET’S MEET THE TEAM THE ON THE SHORE FOR THE HOME TEAM, THE CEDAR FALLS TIGERS.>>THESE ARE THE CEDAR FALLS TIGERS HERE AT CLASS 5A.>>TRYING TO AMP IT UP A COUPLE OF NOTCHES ON THE INTRODUCTIONS, AS WELL, LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST EVER STATE TITLE.>>AND FROM ANKENY CENTENNIAL, THE JAGUARS.>>THEY WERE FIRED UP THAT THEY GOT TO RUN OUT. WHEN THEY GOT HERE, THEY WERE PRACTICING AND THEY WERE LIKE, WHAT’S THOUGHT, DO WE GET TO RUN ALL THROUGH THAT? THEY WERE VERY EXCITEED.>>THIS ISN’T JUST ANY VOLLEYBALL MATCH. THIS IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH FOR CLASS 5A.>>WELCOME, EVERYONE. IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY. LET’S GET THE NONSTARTERS. ANKENY, CENTENNIAL, NUMBER THREE, RYLEE CHILTON, NO. FOUR, NUMBER NINE, JENNA SAUER NUMBER 11, JENNA ROBENSON. NUMBER TWO, KAITLIN JENSEN AND NUMBER 23, MADDI McCULLOUGH. FOR THE JAGUARS, NUMBER TWO, KYLEE MATE, AND THE COACH FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL, JESSICA RINEHART. NOW, HERE ARE YOUR NONSTARTERS FOR THE HOME TEAM FROM CEDAR FALLS. NUMBER TWO, SANDY ALEXANDER, NUMBER THREE, EMERSON GREEN. NUMBER FOUR, TAYLOR VECTOR. NUMBER EIGHT, TAYLOR SERNETT, NUMBER NINE, ALYSSA THYME, AND NUMBER 18, CYNTHIA WOLF. ASSISTING COACHES ADAM TIMMINS, WADE TIMMINS, PERKY RONAN AND ARRACK HENDRICKSON. AND NOW, HERE ARE YOUR STARTERS FOR THE CEDAR FALLS TIGERS. NO. FIVE, IDA. NUMBER TEN, THEYA MAHI, NUMBER 12, CLAIRE, NUMBER 14, TAYLOR LYNCH, AND NUMBER 21, EMILY CLAPP. FOR THE TIGERS, NO. SIX, ABBY HENDRICKSON AND COACH FOR CEDAR FALLS, MATTHEW JOHNSON. [APPLAUSE]>>NOW I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU OUR OFFICIALS FOR TODAY’S 5A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. OUR FIRST REFEREE, CRAIG WERNER. SECOND REFRY, BOEKHOFF. AND LIGHT JUDGE JODIE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE, REMOVE YOUR CAPS. WE STAND IN GRATITUDE TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IN OUR MILITARY AND THOSE AFFECTED BY THE RECENT TRAGEDIES WITHIN THE IOWA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. PLEASE STAND AT ATTENTION AS THE ATHLETES NOW SING OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM. . ■ OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT VERT. ■ WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAIL AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING■. ■ WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE PERILOUS NIGHT■. ■ OVER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCH WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING■. ■ AND THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR■. ■ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE■. ■ OH, SAY DOES THAT STAR – SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE■. ■ O’ ER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE■■. [APPLAUSE] .>>ANKENY CENTENNIAL, WE TALKED A LITTLE IN THE OPENING ABOUT THEIR COUPLE OF YOUNG PLAYERS, AND THOSE PLAYERS, THEY NEED TO REHIGH ON THEIR ENERGY. ONE’S A SOPHOMORE. ONE’S A FRESHMAN. THEY’RE VERY EXCITABLE. THEY’RE VERY EXCITING TO WATCH. AND CEDAR FALLS OFFENSE IS SO GOOD G THAT THEY NEED TO TRY TO GET CEDAR FALLS OUT OF THE SYSTEM BY SERVING POINTS ON THE FLOOR, DIFFERENT ZONE, MIX IT UP. IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MATCH FOR THAT CEDAR FALLS TIGERS. THEY’VE NEVER WON A STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY’VE WON A LOT OF CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OTHER SPORTS, BUT NEVER IN THE SPORT OF VOLLEYBALL. WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO?>>IF THEY CAN PLAY LIKE THEY DID YESTERDAY IN THE SEMI FINALS AND EMULATE THAT MATCH, THAT WOULD BE HUGE. THAT WOULD TAKE THEIR JUNIOR CLASS IS MORE OF THEIR LEADERS THAT THEY HAVE. THEY DOMINATED YESTERDAY, PLAYING ON A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL THAT THEY’VE SEEN. AND THEY NEED TO GIVE FIRST THEIR SETS PRETTY EVENLY. THEY HAVE A GOOD OFFENSE. THEY CAN DO THAT. AND IT WILL HELP KEEP CENTENNIAL’S DEFENSE THEY’RE CATCHING.>>THE STAGE IS SET. CAN THEY PLAY VOLLEYBALL AND FIND OUT WHO IS THE CLASS 5A CHAMPION? PETER FALLS, LOOK DOWN. THEY HAVEN’T LOST A SET SINCE COMING TO CEDAR RAPIDS AS THEY’VE SINGLED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE QUARTER FINALS AND SEMIFINALS. BUT ANKENY CENTENNIAL, THEY ARE DEFENDING THEIR STATE TITLE. BACK TO SERVE FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL, WE’LL SEE MEREDITH, THE SENIOR. AND ALSO COMING IN, 23 ACES. WE’RE OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY HERE ON IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION AND THE TIGERS FROM CEDAR FALLS BUMP FIRST AND THAT’S A QUICK BANG BANG PLAY.>>YOU CAN EXPECT A LOT OF THAT OUT OF CEDAR FALLS TODAY. THEY HAVE A VERY QUICK OFFENSE.>>NOW WE’LL GET A CLOSE LOOK AT MAHI BEFORE SHE GOES BEHIND THE SERVICE LINE. AT THE SEMIFINALS YESTERDAY, THE TIGERS WENT ON AN 8 -RUN AGAINST ANKENY. NOT TODAY. WE’RE CITING ONE PIECE AFTER THE SERVICE THERE.>>THAT’S ATYPICAL. WE HAVEN’T SEEN HER MISS ANY SERVES IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT AT ALL AND WHEN SHE SERVED YESTERDAY AND IN THE QUARTER FINALS, THEY WENT WHEN SHE WAS SERVINGISM THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE ANKENY CENTENNIAL BAND.>>CEDAR FALLS WEARING THE BLACK AND RED TOPS. ANKENY CENTENNIAL IN THE WHITE TOPS. THE BALL GOES OUT OF BOUNDS FOR CEDAR FALLS AND THE JAGUARS GO UP 2 -1. NICE LOOK THERE AND SAUER IS A SOPHOMORE.>>ONE WENT OVER THE NET AND ONE WENT STRAIGHT UP. THEY NEED TO BOTH BE PUSHED OVER THE NET.>>WE HAVE ALL THE ANGLES COMING TO YOU INTO YOUR HOME HERE, INCLUDING ON TOP OF THE NET. NICE LONG RALLY HERE AS THE TIGERS AND THE JAGS BOTH ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES. THEY ADJUST THE DEFENSE BY CENTENNIAL, BUT AN ATTACK THERE TIES THINGS UP INTO A MEET.>>GOOD EYE DEFENSIVELY BY MAHI. SHE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS STANDING ON THE COURT. SHE KNEW IF SHE LET IT GO, IT WOULD BE 3 OR 4 FEET.>>TAYLOR LYNCH, DEDICATED TO ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY. JUST A JUNIOR. CENTENNIAL WITH ANOTHER POINT. AND NEITHER TEAM HAS BEEN ABLE TO STREAM TOGETHER A RUN HERE IN THE EARLY GOING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>SHE DID A NICE JOB OF GETTING MAHI BACK.>>VOLLEYBALL’S A PHYSICAL SPORT, DON’T GET ME WRONG, BUT THE MENTAL, THE CHESS GAME OF WHERE YOU POSITION YOURSELF AND WHERE YOU DECIDE TO PLACE THE BALL ON THE ATTACK IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT. AND CENTENNIAL RED HOT OUT OF THE GATE, JUMPING OUT TO THE 4 -2 ADVANTAGE.>>THE ATTACK THERE WITH A HOLE, DOING A NICE JOB OF RUNNING THAT NEEDLE AND HITTING THE FEMALES.>>TIGERS TRYING TO STOP THIS RUN AND THE SERVE WILL BE THE ABBY HENDRICKSON. AND THE NET CAM GOING UP AND OVER.>>LOOKING AT A LOT OF ACTION OUT OF HER TONIGHT OR THIS MORNING, WE SHOULD SAY. SHE IS ALSO GETTING POSITION ONE OFFERS SHE SHE HASN’T DECIDED WHERE SHE WANTS TO PLAY YET.>>THE SENIOR HAMMERS IT HOME. SHE’S GOT A COUPLE CHILLS EARLY GOING AND THE TIGERS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SCORE BACK TO BACK POINTS. IT’S ONE AND DONE HERE IN THE EARLY GOING. THERE’S A SIDE OUT. I THOUGHT IT WAS TOUCHED, BUT THE ATTACK BY WOLF GOES OUT OF WOUND.>>I THINK IT JUST BOUNCED OFF THE NET.>>SO IT’S SAFE WITH CENTENNIAL. DOUBLING UP ON CEDAR FALLS HERE IN THE OPENING SET, WE PLAY TO 25, WIN BY TWO. GOING IN THE MIDDLE, I DIDN’T TELL CENTENNIAL.>>YOU CAN GET IN THE MIDDLE THAT EARLY AND KEEP RUNNING IT QUICK, THAT CAN SET UP YOUR WHOLE MATCH. AND I’M NOT JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE I’M BIASED BECAUSE I’M A MIDDLE, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S TRUE.>>COMMUNICATION TIMING ON THE SET. AND THE TIGERS LOOK FLAT. THEY DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME CEDAR FALLS TEAM THAT WE SAW YESTERDAY IN THE SEMIFINALS.>>AND I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, YESTERDAY, IT COULD HAVE TAKEN SOMETHING OUT OF THEM.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE ANKENY HUDDLE.>>ONE POINT AT A TIME. STAY SOLID ON OUR END.>>THAT’S COACH, JESSICA RINEHART AND ALL OF THE COACHING STAFF FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL, JESSICA RINEHART, AS YOU HEARD, FOR RED OAK. AND THE STAPLE FROM FREDERICKSBURG AND SARAH ALBERTS FROM ANKENY.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND THERE ARE OTHER VOLUNTEERS THAT PLAYED FOR THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM. SO THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER. THE TIGERS LOOK SURPRISED BECAUSE THEY’VE NOT LOST A SET HERE ON THE ROAD. THEY SWEPT IN THE QUARTER FINALS, SWEPT IN THE SEMIFINALS. ANKENY CENTENNIAL, THE DEFENDING CHAMPS, ARE NOT GIVING IT UP TO THE TIGERS WITHOUT A FIGHT. THE FIRST TIMEOUT. WOLF NOW STANDING BASKETBALL PLAYER, GOT LIMITED ACTION LAST YEAR, BUT NOW IT’S BEEN A BIG FORCE IN THE CEDAR FALLS LINE-UP THIS SEASON.>>WELL, CEDAR FALLS LOST A MATCH LATE IN THE SEASON TO IOWA KEY WEST IN THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, AND THEY ALL KIND OF SAY THAT THAT HAS REFOCUSED THEM AND HOPEFULLY THAT LOSS WILL HELP THEM COME BACK FROM BEING DOWN THERE.>>RESULT IN A GO FOR SAUER. JUST A SOPHOMORE, BUT SHE HAS BEEN HAVING AN INCREDIBLE STATE TOURNAMENT.>>SHE HAS BEEN. SHE’S ONE OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING. SHE GETS A LOT OF POINTS FROM THEM, BOTH HITTING FRONT ROW, BACK ROW, AND SERVING.>>LEADING THE WAY FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL, OPENING OP5 -POINT ADVANTAGE HERE IN THE OPENING SET. THE OPEN PATH WILL JOUST AT THE NET. CENTENNIAL IS IN THE WHITE UNIFORMS, THE TIGERS WITH THE LIFT BALL AND IT’S ANKENY CENTENNIAL RANKING TO DOUBLE DIGITS, UP 10 -4. SAUER BACK BEHIND THE SERVICE LINE, LEADS THE TEAM FOR A 3.4 A SET. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AS A FRESHMAN FROM LAST YEAR.>>AGAIN, WE’RE SEEING MISTAKES FROM CEDAR FALLS LIKE WE HAVEN’T SEEN. YESTERDAY, THEY WERE KILLING THOSE BALLS. SO IT SEEMS LIKE MAYBE THEY’RE A TAD NERVOUS TO BE ON THE STAGE HERE.>>EVERYTHING GOING INTO THE CENTENNIAL’S WAY. THE BALL FLIPS OFF THE TOP OF THE NET, ROLLS OVER FOR A SERVICE ACE. SAUER PUT TOGETHER A PRETTY IMPRESSIVE STAT LINE AND WE’RE ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH THE OPENING SET 92 THE OTHER THING WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT COUPLES IS THEIR MATCH YESTERDAY. THEY CAME OUT LIKE THIS YESTERDAY. THEY WON THE FIRST TWO SETS 25 -15. THEN THEY LOST THE NEXT TWO SETS TO WEST POINT VALLEY. AND THE FIFTH SET, THEY WERE UP LIKE 8 -0 SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND THEY CAME DOWN TO A 19 -17 FINISH. AMAZING MATCH.>>CEDAR FALLS MAKING QUICK WORK FOR ANKENY. TO THIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. ANKENY CENTENNIAL HAD A TOUGHER ROAD. MAYBE THAT PREPARED THEM A LITTLE BIT TO GET THINGS STARTED RED HOT OUT OF THE GATE. LOOKS LIKE CENTENNIAL.>>AND IF YOU CAN RUN YOUR MILDS LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW YOU’RE GETTING GOOD PASSING. EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A PASS. SO MAKE SURE YOUR PASSING’S ON AND YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT.>>YOU MENTIONED RUNNING YOUR MILDS. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>SETTING THE MILDS. IF THE PASIS GOOD, THEN THE CENTER HAS THREE OPTIONS. SHE CAN SET QUICK TO THE SWITCH, GET THE OFFENSE OPENED UP. IT KEEPS THE DEFENSE ON THEIR TOES AND OCCASIONALLY, IT WILL TAKE A BLOCKER WITH YOU SO YOU CAN SET THE OUTSIDE AGAINST A SINGLE BLAST.>>YOU WANT YOUR CENTER TO HAVE AS MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE.>>ABSOLUTELY. WE NORMALLY SAY THEY HAVE THREE OPTIONS. HOWEVER, WITH ALL THE BACK ROW ATTACKING, THEY HAVE A NEW MORE OPTIONS THAN THAT, BUT YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE ALL THREE OPTIONS ALONG THE NET.>>IN THE NET WAS ANKENY CENTENNIAL, AND THAT STOPS THE JAGUARS RUN. THE TIGERS NEED A BIG RUN TOGETHER OF THEIR OWN OR THEY’LL FIND THEMSELVES IN A HOLD OUT 0 -1. 14 -6, AN IMP PROTECTIVE START FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL AND BACK TO SERVE, THIS IS GRACE BURKEN, THE JUNIOR. WORKING IT NEAR SIDE, OUT OF BOUNDS. AND BURKEN WILL GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO CUT INTO THIS JAGUAR ADVANTAGE. CEDAR FALLS MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE SEMIFINALS LAST YEAR. THEY MADE IT ONE STEP FURTHER ALREADY THIS SEASON.>>BUT THIS ISN’T ENOUGH FOR THEM. THEY WANT THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX.>>LYNCH JUST SHOT FROM ALTERING HER BODY IN THE AIR TO ATTACK THAT. AND THAT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER KILL AND IT’S DOWN IN THE FOURTH. 79 CHILLS ON THE SEASON.>>WELL, AND SHE’S 5 -11 AND SHE’S A LEFTY ON THE RIGHT SIDE. SO IT’S A GREAT MIX TO HAVE ON THAT RIGHT SIDE.>>15 -7 HERE. AT THE MIDWAY POINT OF THE OPENING SET. QUICK SET. THAT IS AN EFFICIENT HAND OFF ON THE QUICK SET.>>AND WHEN THEIR PASSING’S ON, LOOK FOR MAHI. SHE LOVES THE RUN THE MIDDLE. WELL, I GUESS I DON’T LOVE THAT — SHE DOES IT A LOT. AND SHE DOES A LOT OF — SHE DOESN’T SET THE SAME PLACE OR THE SAME SET A LOT IN A ROW. SHE’LL MIX IT UP, DO A QUICK RIGHT TO THE MIDDLE, A QUICK OUTSIDE A QUICK BEHIND, AND SHE DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB OF MAKING SURE THE DEFENSE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THE BALL’S COMING FROM.>>A VIOLATION AGAINST CEDAR FALLS EVEN THOUGH THEY DID HIT IT OVER. SO THE POINT AND THE SIDE – OUT GOES TO ANKENY CENTENNIAL THEY SAY LOOK AT RYLEE CHILTON, JUNIOR, 43 ACES ON THE SEASON. AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL’S DOUBLING UP THE TIGERS RIGHT NOW. IF ANYTHING, YOU WOULD HOPE THAT CEDAR FALLS FANS, THAT THE TIGERS CAN GET A LITTLE MOMENTUM HEADING INTO THIS SECOND SET. AND IF YOU’RE ANKENY CENTENNIAL, YOU’RE TRYING TO REMEMBER JUST YESTERDAY IN THE SEMIFINALS, YOU WANT TO KEEP THAT FOOT ON THE ACCELERATER AS YOU MOVE TO THAT SECOND SET HERE. 17 -8, HERE’S CHILTON AGAIN. LINE DRIVE RIGHT OVER THE NET. ATTACK INTO THE NET AND THE TIGERS GET THE POINT.>>THAT TIME, OLIVIA TRIED TO GET ACROSS COURT, BUT IT WAS NOT QUITE HIGH ENOUGH AND DIDN’T MAKE IT OVER THE NET AND THE BLOCKERS DIDN’T TOUCH IT BECAUSE SHE WAS HITTING IN POSITION TO A SHARP CROSSWARD ANGLE.>>ANKENY HAS BEEN PERFECT. CEDAR FALLS CHOOSING TO CALL THEIR SECOND AND FINAL TIMEOUT. WE PLAY TO 25, WIN BY TWO. LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT MATTHEW JOHNSON HAS TO SAY.>>THEY’RE TAKING A COUPLE GOOD SWINGS. THEY’VE HAD 1 OR 2 POPPING OFF THE TABLE, GET US OUT OF THE SYSTEM A LITTLE BIT, BUT REALLY WE’RE JUST GIVING TOO MUCH WITH THEIRS. WE CAN FIX THAT. BUT YOU GUYS HAVE TO START PUTTING PRESSURE ON THAT DEFENSE BACK IN ZONE ONE. MIDDLE BACK IS FIVE SECONDS TO HER LEFT. YOU’VE GOT THREE PEOPLE SITTING THERE AND THAT’S WHERE THEIR HAND ARE. AND WE’RE TRYING TO SWING THROUGH THAT MIDDLE PAN, OKAY? YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SWING THROUGH HER. YOU’VE GOT TO HIT HIGH OFF THEM, DOWN THE LINE, START MIXING IT UP. OTHER THING, THEY’RE OUTSIDE. YOU CAN READ THEIR SHOULDERS F. IT’S FIGHT, DO THE PRESS AND GO GET THAT BALL. THEY’RE DROPPING THEIR RIGHT SHOULDER AND THAT’S THE ONLY SIDE WE’VE GOT. OKAY?>>AND COACH MATT JOHNSON COACHING AT CEDAR FALLS, 105 WINS, 19 LOSSES. SECOND APPEARANCE FOR HIM TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT AT SAVES. THIS IS THEIR 6TH STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCE. LISTENING AND GIVING GREAT ADVICE.>>I LOVE THEY’RE GIVING ACTUAL TACTICAL POINTS THAT ARE PRETTY DETAILED. I LIKED HE POINTED OUT WHERE THE MIDDLE BACK IS, WHERE THE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN THE BACK ROW ARE, AND HE’S COMPLETELY RIGHT ABOUT THE BLOCKING. IF YOU HAVE A SIX FOOT THREE INCH BLOCKER AND A FIVE FOOT TWO INCH BLOCKER, YOU WANT TO GO OVER THAT 5 -2 BLOCKER. YOU DON’T WANT TO KEEP CHALLENGING THAT 6 -3 BLOCKER. 5 -2, YOU CAN USUALLY HIT OVER THAT.>>CYNTHIA WOLF USING HER SIZE TO POWER THROUGH A BLOCK THERE. LET’S GO TO OUR NET CAM.>>THE BLOCK WAS THERE.>>BUT THEY WEREN’T IN THE RIGHT POSITION. SO THEY WERE THERE, BUT THEIR ARMS WERE STRAIGHT UP. AND YOU COULD SEE THAT. THAT WAS A GREAT SHOT. THEY NEED TO BE PUSHED OVER THE NET LIKE THE ANGLE OF A ROOF OF A HOUSE, AND YOU STILL CAN’T TOUCH THE NET, BUT YOU HAVE TO PENETRATE OVER THE NET AND FEEL THE NET SO THAT BALL CAN’T CROSS THE NET.>>GREAT EFFORT TO KEEP THE BALL ALIVE AND FINALLY FALLS TO THE COURT A LITTLE BIT OF MOMENTUM JUST TO THE TIGERS SIDE. THEY’LL FIND THEMSELVES IN A DEEP HOLE TRAILING BY EIGHT AS WE WIND DOWN THIS OPENING SET OF THE 5A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. BACK TO LIVE ACTION. CENTENNIAL, PERFECT PLACEMENT GOING TO THAT FAR CORNER AND SAUER WHO HAD HIM, 21 -2 IN THE SEMIFINALS. ALREADY HAS FOUR. – PUSH.>>WELT AND THE DEFENSE IS GETTING LOTS OF TOUCHES. SO WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN NEXT IS THE REST OF THE TEAM NEED TO BE READY FOR THOSE TOUCHES. EMILY GETTING HER FIRST CHILL, MAKING IT 20 – 12. A QUICK RESPONSE AND THE KILL FOR CENTENNIAL, NOW JUST FOUR POINTS AWAY FROM TAKING THIS FIRST SET AS A SENIOR. SHE’S BIG, STRONG, AND CAN PLAY BOTH OFFENSE AND DEFENSE IN THAT FRONT ROW.>>YOU CAN SEE WHY QUICK MIDDLE ARE EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TIME TO GET A BLOCKER OVER THERE. IF YOU F YOU’RE UP AGAINST ONE BLOCK, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE AS LONG AS THE BALL IS OFF THE NET.>>AVERAGING 2.3 KILLS PER SET, 224 KILLS ON THE YEAR, BUT MOST IMPRESSIVELY, A 481 ATTACK PERCENTAGE.>>THAT’S SERIOUS. SO ONE OF THE THINGS YOU TALK ABOUT FOR ATTACK PERCENTAGE, A GOOD ATTACK PERCENTAGE IS LIKE BASEBALL. IT’S LIKE A BATTING AVERAGE. IT’S IN THE 300 RANGE. AND SHE FOR THE SEASON IS HITTING ALMOST 500, SO ALMOST ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO IS A KILL. THAT’S AMAZING.>>CENTENNIAL, FREE BALL OVER THE NET. TIGERS INSIST AND MAHI CALLS HER OWN NUMBER. AND THEY GET IT OVER. WHAT A GREAT RALLY PULLING HERE AS WE CLOSE OUT THIS OPENING SET IN CLASS 5A. AND A BLOCK TO THE NET FOR CENTENNIAL. THAT’S A HARD – EARNED POINT.>>WELL, IT’S GOOD FOR CENTENNIAL KNOWS THAT MIA IS FRONT ROW. SHE DID SEND THE BALL OVER A COUPLE TIMES IN THE FRONT RALLY, BUT IN THAT LAST PLAY, IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT SLEEPING, SHE EASILY COULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT POINT. LYNCH SAILS OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE ATTACK AND THE JAGUARS JUST TWO POINTS AWAY NOW. AND A CHANCE TO SERVE FOR MADDI. THAT’S MAHI AGAIN, THE CENTER FOR THE STATE OF IOWA. SHE’S BEEN TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA WHERE HER FATHER HAS BEEN A LONGTIME ASSISTANT COACH. SHE PLAYS COMPETITIVE SAND VOLLEYBALL, AS WELL.>>AND IS VERY GOOD. SHE ACTUALLY HAD TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION FOR COLLEGE WHETHER SHE WANTED TO GO BEACH OR INDOOR AND SHE CHOSE INDOOR TO STAY AT HOME.>>COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES OFFERED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SAND VOLLEYBALL. NOT IN IOWA.>>WELL, AND IT’S FAIRLY NEW. IT’S ONLY BEEN IN THE LAST, I THINK, THREE YEARS.>>THE TIGERS GET A FOURTH CHILL OUT OF CLAIRE GERDES AND NOW HER TURN TO SERVE.>>BASICALLY RIGHT NOW CEDAR FALLS IS WORKING FOR MOMENTUM INTO THAT NEXT SET. IT WILL BE REALLY HARD FOR THEM TO COME BACK AND WIN THIS SET. NOT IMPOSSIBLE. REALLY HARD. SO THEY WANT TO BUILD THE MOMENTUM SO THEY CAN START OFF STRONG IN THE SECOND SET.>>HERE’S DEVYN ROBINSON, THE FRESHMAN FOR TENNESSEE, SOME UNDERCLASSMEN THROUGHOUT TODAY ON IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION THAT ARE FRESHMAN THAT ARE MAKING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MATCH. SHE’S ONE OF THEM. THE TIGERS, OUT OF LUNCH AND CENTENNIAL’S IN A GOOD SPOT, JUST NEEDING ONE MORE POINT TO TAKE THE OPENING SET.>>AND YOU’LL SEE ROBINSON, SHE’S AN AMAZING BLOCKER, BUT THAT BALL HIT OFF HER HAND. SO WE’LL SEE IF SHE’LL BE EFFECTIVE.>>POINT SET. TIGERS TO THE OUTSIDE, LYNCH UP IN THE BACK ROW, AND SHE GETS THE POINT. 25 – 17 AND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATES AND CEDAR FALLS HAS LOST THEIR FIRST SET OF THE 2016 STATE TOURNAMENT. JUST BECAUSE THEY LOSE ONE DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE DONE, BUT ANKENY CENTENNIAL IN A GREAT SPOT AFTER THE OPENING SET WIN. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS. .>>>WE GET READY FOR THE SECOND SET. YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW WELL ANKENY PLAYED IN THE OPENER?>>WOW. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THEY’D COME OUT AND BASICALLY DOMINATE THE CEDAR FALLS TEAM HAS DOMINATED ANKENY YESTERDAY. AMAZING. THEY DID EVERYTHING WELL, DIDN’T MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES, AND I THINK THAT’S THE KEY.>>ALL PHASES OF THE GAME OF VOLLEYBALL. GOOD SERVING, GOOD DEFENSE, GOOD PASSING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HIGHLIGHTS TO HELP THEM WITH A RELATIVELY EASY WIN IN THE OPENER. NOT SAYING THE NEXT SET WILL BE EASY, BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE THOSE HIGHLIGHTS. AND IT’S MIXING IT UP, NUMEROUS PLAYERS. FOUR KILLS. FOUR KILLS. TWO KILLS. TWO KILLS. IT’S NOT JUST –. WE REALLY NEED TO STEP UP OUR GAME IN CEDAR FALLS.>>AND YOU CAN TELL FROM THE VIDEO CLIP HOW IMPORTANT GETTING BACK TO THIS MATCH WAS AND THEY’VE BEEN WORKING FOR IT, WAITING FOR IT. THEY ALL BOUGHT INTO THAT, AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT HELPS KEEP THEM BALANCED AND A BALANCED ATTACK.>>GREAT JOB BY OUR IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION PRODUCTION CREW, GETTING ALL OF THOSE INTERVIEWS AND BRINGING ALL THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM CEDAR RAPIDS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP ADS. WE’RE IN 5A. THE FIRST GAME WE’VE RESET. THERE ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS AND RIGHT NOW ANKENY CENTENNIAL HAS A 1 – 0 SET LEAD AND THEY LEAD 1 – 0 IN THE SECOND HERE AFTER A QUICK TIMEOUT AND A SERVE. TAKE A LOOK AT THE REPLAY HERE. AND I THINK LOOKING AT WHAT CEDAR FALLS DID POORLY WAS ALLOWING CENTENNIAL TO GO ON A COUPLE RUNS IN THE OPENING SET AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SUSTAIN A RUN OF THEIR OWN IN THE OPENER.>>WELL, THAT IS ONE OF THE KEYS. HOWEVER, THAT’S HARD TO CONTROL. SO WHAT HAPPENS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN? THEY MADE A LOT OF ERRORS. WE HEARD MATT JOHNSON TALK ABOUT THAT IN ONE OF THE TIMEOUTS. THEY WERE TRYING TO MAKE IT BETTER TO GO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, AND THEY WEREN’T NECESSARILY MAKING THE CHOICES THAT THE GAME PLAN WANTS THEM TO MAKE.>>ANOTHER POINT MAKES IT 3 – 1 AS MACKE IS THE LOAN RETURNING STARTER FROM LAST YEAR’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM LEADS THEM TO DIG, AVERAGING NEARLY FIVE PER SET. COMMITTED TO PLAYING THAT BREAK UNIVERSITY, THE SMALL TOURNAMENT SELECTION LAST YEAR. MACKE SAID WE’RE AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR, IF NOT BETTER. THAT’S PRETTY STRONG WORDS CONSIDERING THEY WON THE STATE TITLE LAST YEAR. A SERVICE FOR MACKE AND IF WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT HER, SHE’LL JUST KEEP DELIVERING.>>THAT’S USUALLY HOW IT WORKS. HOPEFULLY, IT DOESN’T GO THE OTHER WAY AND YOU’RE JINXING HER.>>5 – 1, NO LOOKING BACK FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. LET’S GO TO THE ANKENY CENTENNIAL HUDDLE.>>IF YOU’RE GETTING OFF OR LANDING FROM YOUR BLOCK, TURN QUICK. YOU HAVE A MAGNET OVER THERE. BE READY FOR IT. HEY, THIS IS THE LEAD WE WANTED ON THIS GAME. STAY FOOT ON THE GAS. STAY MOTIVATED. DON’T LET DOWN PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY. WE’RE GETTING GOOD TOUCHES. IT LOOKS GREAT. LET’S GO.>>AND WE APPRECIATE THE COACHES LETTING US BUT A MICROPHONE ON THEM SO YOU THE VIEWERS GET TO HEAR THE STRATEGY GOING THROUGHOUT THE MATCH. 1 THING WE DEFINITELY NEED TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE FACT THAT ANKENY CENTENNIAL IS NOT AT FULL STRENGTH RIGHT NOW. IN ALL TOURNAMENT SELECTION HONOREE LAST YEAR, ARI WINTERS WAS IN THE TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR, AND SHE HAD SHOULDER SURGERY, NOT ONCE BUT TWICE IN THE OFF SEASON. SHE’S TECHNICALLY COULD PLAY.>>SHE’S BEEN IN A LITTLE BIT, BUT HER SHOULDER’S STILL BOTHERING HER. SHE WAS READY TO START IN OCTOBER. SO SHE WAS PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR, AND THEY’RE MISSING HER.>>IMAGINE HOW GOOD THE ANKENY CENTENNIAL TEAM WOULD BE WITH THE PLAYER OF LAST YEAR’S TOURNAMENT ADDED TO THIS ALREADY OUTSTANDING GROUP OF STUDENT ATHLETES.>>IT JUST SHOWS WHAT A GREAT JOB THE STAFF IS DOING.>>GETTING THE KILL IS MADDI McCULLOUGH, THE SENIOR. WINTERS, HER FATHER, JAMES WINTERS, THE BASKETBALL PLAYER AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. ALSO DETECTIVE DEVYN, HER FATHER IS AN IOWA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT. SO SOME CONNECTIONS HERE. SAUER WITH ANOTHER KILL AS SHE’S LEADING THE OFFENSIVE CHARGE FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL WITH 6. IT’S A 5 – POINT LEAD OVER CEDAR FALLS. ANKENY CENTENNIAL IN THE WHITE TOPS.>>THAT’S A NICE IDEA.>>WHAT?>>WELL, I LIKE TO CALL THOSE CORNERS BACK IN THE BACK PART GOLDEN. IF YOU CAN PLACE THE BALL IN THE GOLDEN CORNERS, CHANCES ARE, YOU’RE GOING TO SCORE A POINT. IT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO BE A HARD HIT BALL.>>AND THE TIGERS JUST NOT PLAYING ANYWHERE TO THE LEVEL THEY DID YESTERDAY AS THEY TEAM ROLLED ANKENY IN A QUICK 3 – SET MATCH IN THE SEMIFINALS.>>AND I THINK IT PROBABLY SURPRISES THEIR FANS MOST OF ALL. WE HEARD A COUPLE CEDAR FALLS FANS TALKING ABOUT THIS MATCH TODAY, AND THESE PLAYERS KNOW EACH OTHER WELL. THEY’VE PLAYED AGAINST EACH OTHER. THEY’VE TALKED A LOT OF THE PLAY ON THE SAME TOGETHER. AND SO THE ANKENY CENTENNIAL PLAYERS WILL PLAY THE CLUB TEAM THAT THE CEDAR FALLS PLAYERS ARE ON. SO THEY’RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH EACH OTHER. THEY DIDN’T THINK THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF NERVES.>>THEY’VE PLAYED ON BIG STAGES BEFORE BUT NOT IN FRONT OF THIS MANY FANS. CYNTHIA WOLF CHECKED OUT. IT’S A 9 – 3 LEAD HERE IN THE SECOND SET. THE TIGERS DID NOT HELP THEIR CASE WITH SERVING AND THAT WAS 1 OF THEIR STRENGTHS HEADING IN.>>IT WAS A STRENGTH DEFINITELY YESTERDAY. AND CHILL REQUEST HAD RUNS OF 7 AND 8 POINTS YESTERDAY AND THE TIGERS ARE NOT GETTING THE SAME RESULTS TODAY.>>GREAT TURN THERE, THOUGH.>>1 OF THE SERVERS ROLES IS IF THE PLAYER IN FRONT OF YOU –.>>NOT OFFICIAL.>>NO, NO, NOT OFFICIAL ROWELS. THESE ARE COACHING OR PLAYING RULES, GUIDELINES MAYBE, BUT IF THE PLAYER IN FRONT OF YOU MISSES THEIR SURF, YOU TAKE IT. BOTH IF IT’S FROM THE OTHER TEAM AND IF IT’S FROM YOUR OWN TEAM. SO YOU’VE GOT TO GET THEZ SURFS IN WHEN YOU GET A FREE POINT LIKE THAT.>>ANOTHER POINT FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. THEY’RE ROCKING AND ROLLING AFTER WINNING THE OPENING SET 25 – 17. AND UP TO AN EARLY LEAD HERE AND WIDENING THE GAP, LEADING 11 – 4.>>BURKEN HAS A PERSONAL ATTACK. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WHAT SHE BRINGS TO THE TIGERS LINE-UP?>>SHE’S VERSATILE AND 1 OF THE GO – TO PLAYERS. IF THEY CAN GET BURKEN ON A ROLL, THEY WILL HAVE MORE SUCCESS. SHE’S A SHORT POSITION, BLASTS EVERY TIME, AND MAKES HERSELF AVAILABLE TO THE CENTER.>>NUMBER 2 OF THE BLOCK, BUT A SERVICE ERROR THERE. GIVES THE JAGUARS.>>AND THOSE SERVICE ERRORS ARE JUST KILLING THE TIGERS RIGHT NOW. BACK SET, CENTER, GIVES MAHI AND CHILL AND A QUICK SIDE OUT THE TIGERS. MAHI IS OH, SO DANGEROUS BEHIND THE SERVICE LINE. THE DAUGHTER OF A COACH, SHE LIVES AROUND THE SPORT OF VOLLEYBALL.>>AND I REALLY THINK THAT FOR DEFENSE PLAY HELPS HER INTO HER PLAY CLUB. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE BALL CONTROL YOU NEED WHEN YOU PLAY WITH 2 PEOPLE SO YOU TAKE A LOT MORE OF THE COURT. THERE’S A LOT MORE REACTION. IT HELPS YOUR REACTION TIME. YOU HAVE A SHOT COLLECTION AND SHOT PLAY. IT JUST REALLY KIND OF ROUNDS OUT THE GAME FOR YOU.>>ANKENY CENTENNIAL SAID WHAT ARE THE MAIN STRENGTHS OF THE TEAM? AND YOU SEE THEM CELEBRATING THAT POINT RIGHT THERE. WELL ROUNDED ROSTER WHICH ALLOWS FOR COMPETITIVE TRACK.>>TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. IF YOU CAN SEE HOW THEIR HANDS WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NET WHEN THEY CONTACTED THAT BALL.>>IF WE LOSE A POINT ON OUR ERROR, IT REALLY AFFECTS US. WE’RE GOING BRAIN DEAD AND NOT DOING OUR JOB ON THE NEXT BALL. WE’VE GOT TO TAKE IT AWAY INCOMPETENT YOU’RE STILL FEELING SORRY ABOUT THE LAST POINT AND THEN DON’T DO YOUR JOB ON THE NEXT POINT, IT’S THE SAME THING, 9 ON THE OUTSIDE. SHE WANTS TO SWING THAT BALL HARD ACROSS INTO OUR MIDDLE’S HANDS BUT WE’RE SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT JUST WENT WRONG AND SLUMPING OUR SHOULDERS AND FACING ON DOWN, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, THAT’S IMPACTING LIKE OUR ABILITY TO EXECUTE WHAT WE’RE DOING. THEY’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WE CAN’T HANDLE. THEY’VE NOT DUB DONE ANYTHING FOR A GAME AND A HALF THAT WE CAN’T HANDLE. THEY’RE JUST DOING THINGS THAT WE’RE NOT HANDLING. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? IT’S NOT THAT WE DON’T HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO STOP IT. WE’RE JUST NOT STOPPING IT.>>I LOVE THESE OPEN MICS.>>0 MY GOSH, I LOVE JOHNSON. THE THINGS HE’S SAYING, THEY’RE SO DETAILED AND SO SPECIFIC AND GOOD AND WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY’VE DONE AND THEY DO — HE UDTO COACH AND HAS HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEAMMATES THAT COACH. THEY ALL GET TOGETHER AND HAVE SCRIMMAGES AND PRACTICE PLAYING AGAINST THE COMPETITION. I LOVE THAT. IT’S ALL GREAT. GROWING THE SPORT AND THE PLAYERS, AND HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB.>>15 – 6. HE’S TRYING TO PUT HIS PLAYERS IN A POSITION TO WIN THEIR FIRST EVER STATE TITLE IN VOLLEYBALL. THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH THE COACH CAN DO. MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY, THEY’RE IN THE RIGHT SPOT. NOW THEY HAVE TO GO OUT AND EXECUTE. THE BALL IS JUST AN EYE LASH OUT OF BOUNDS.>>THAT IS SUCH A GOOD SPOT. THEY’RE JUST TOO DEEP, BUT THE CORNERS ARE WIDE OPEN. HE’S BEEN TELLING THEM THAT. I ALSO LIKE THEY’RE TELLING HIM, SHE WANTS TO DO THIS AND SHE’S GOING TO DO IT UNTIL WE STOP HER.>>AND THEN IF THEY TAKE THAT AWAY, WE’LL MOVE ON TO OPTION B.>>RIGHT.>>CENTENNIAL JUMPED OUT TO THE EARLY LEAD AND HAVE NOT RELINQUISHED IT HERE IN THE OPENING SET. THEY WON THE FIRST SET 25 – 17. SAUER WITH ANOTHER KILL. SHE HAS 7. AND THEY’RE BACK TO A DOUBLE – DIG LEAD.>>YEP. WHAT POWERS IS RIGHT THERE IS LIKE A CHANGE-UP IN BASEBALL. YOU HAMMER, HAMMER, HAMMER, HAMMER AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, SHE DOES A ROLL SHOT. THE DEFENSE IS WAITING FOR THE HAMMER AND THEY CAN’T MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE THEY’RE WAITING FOR THE HAMR.>>BASEBALL. FAST BALL, FAST BALL, FAST BALL, CHANGE-UP. PERFECT PITCH FOR THE TIGERS.>>AND THAT’S BACK TO THE CORNER.>>WE’RE IN DOUBLE DIGITS BEFORE WE EVEN ENTER THE SECOND SET HERE. LET’S LOOK AT THE REPLAY.>>WITH THOSE CORNERS, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT SPECIFICALLY IN THE CORNER. IT CAN BE IN THE LAST 3 TO 5 FEET EACH WAY, BUT THE CORNERS ARE HARD TO DEFEND.>>BURKEN CHECKS BACK IN TO SERVE WITH LIB ROW HENDRICKSON IN THAT POSITION AND WHY 2 PLAYERS ON EITHER TEAM ARE WEARING DIFFERENT COLORED YUFRNLZ.>>YEAH. SO I LIKE TO CALL IT THE LIBRA. IT CAN BE SAID EITHER WAY. THE PLAYER WEARS A DIFFERENT COLORED JERSEY BECAUSE THEY HAVE DIFFERENT RULES AND THE REFS NEED TO KNOW WHICH PLAYERS HAVE THOSE RULES. IT’S A DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST THAT CANNOT HIT OR SET IF THEY’RE IN FRONT OF THE 10 – FOOT LINE. THEY CAN’T PITCH FROM ANYWHERE IF THEY CONTACT THE BALL ABOVE THE HEIGHT OF THE NET. THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE, BUT THEY DON’T COUNT AS A SUBSTITUTION SO THEY CAN RUN FREELY ON AND OFF THE COURT. THEY DON’T HAVE TO GO TO THE 10 – FOOT LINE AND BE WAVED IN BY THE REF.>>SO KYLEE MACKE WEARING NUMBER 2, THE GREAT TOP RANKING FOR CENTENNIAL AND THEN ABBY HENDRICKSON WEARING THE RED TOP UNIFORM FOR CEDAR FALLS. IT’S AN ATTACK ERROR AS CEDAR FALLS GETS THE POINT AND STILL TRAIL BY 9.>>CEDAR FALLS HOPES THEY CAN USE THAT, GET CENTENNIAL MAKING A FEW AIRS AND GET YOUR STUD BACK THERE TO SERVE WHO HAS SERVED A TON OF CASES YESTERDAY AND TRYING TO GET ON A ROLE.>>THAT WAS A SOLO BLOCK. FROM THESE YOUNG VOLLEYBALL FANS WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO BLOCK.>>OH, NICE. AND SO WE DIDN’T HEAR IT, BUT JESSICA RINEHART MIGHT HAVE TOLD HER TO TAKE THAT ANGLE AWAY. YOU SAW HOW INSTEAD OF GOING STRAIGHT UP, SHE REACHED BOTH HER SHOULDERS TO 1 DIRECTION AND TOOK THE ANGLE AWAY.>>MADDI McCULLOUGH WITH THE BLOCK AND THE SERVICE ERRORS AND THE TIGERS GET THE POINT, BUT THEY’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME HERE IN THE SECOND SET. UNDERCLASSMAN PLAYING FOR MATT JOHNSON’S TIGERS TEAM, THE JUNIOR.>>AND ARI WINTERS, SHE’S THE 1 WHO WE TALKED ABOUT WHO HAD 2 SHOULDER SURGERIES. SHE’S PLAYING LEFT FRONT FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>7 TEAM. ALTERNATE TEAM LAST YEAR. OFF SEASON SURGERY. A SERVICE ERROR AND THERE’S BEEN TOO MANY OF THOSE FOR CEDAR FALLS IF THEY WANT TO COME OUT HERE AND TAKE HOME A CHAMPIONSHIP.>>WE SHOULD TALK A LITTLE BIT. WE TALKED ABOUT ARI’S DAD, BUT HER SISTER PLAYS AND SHE’S UNBELIEVABLE. THEY MADE IT TO THE ELITE 8 LAST YEAR, AND SHE WAS A GO – TO PLAYER AS A FRESHMAN. SHE WAS AWESOME HERE AT STATE A FEW YEARS AGO. JUST GREAT VOLLEYBALL GENES.>>21 – 13 THE SCORE. ANOTHER LOOK, THE TIGERS GIVING THE JAGUARS ALL THEY CAN MUSTER HERE. THE JAGUARS SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE AN ANSWER.>>THAT’S AN ANGLE RIGHT THERE.>>HARD TO CUT THE BALL BACK FROM HERE.>>WELL, AND IT ALSO — SHE’S A LEFT-HANDER. SHE WAS BACK OFF THE NET, DIDN’T QUITE HAVE HER FEET TO THE BALL, AND SHE MIXED UP HER SHOTS, AND NICE SHARP ANGLE SO THAT CEDAR FALLS HAD TO TAKE THE FIRST CONTACT.>>WE TALKED ABOUT THE BLOCKING FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. LOOK AT CLAIRE GERDES AS SHE GETS THE BIG CELEBRATION AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL WILL DRIFT OUT OF THE NET AS THE TIGERS SLICING AND DICING THEIR WAY INTO THIS JAGUAR LEAD. LET’S LISTEN INTO HEAD COACH MATTHEW JOHNSON WITH THE TIGERS.>>YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THROUGH WITH YOUR BODY F. SHE SWINGS ON THE OUTSIDE, BASICALLY, SHE’S IN THERE TO BLOCK. SHE’S STILL NOT COMFORTABLE SWINGING. IT’S A LOW, FLAT SWING. THEY SENT 17 OUT HERE AS A LAST RESORT AND WE’VE GOT TO BE READY TO MOVE THROUGH A FLOWING BALL OR A TEMPORARY ROLL. DON’T FORGET YOU’VE GOT A LEFTY OUT HERE AND WANTS TO TURN TO THE MIDDLE. WE’RE GOING TO GET A LOT OF BALLS OFF LEFTY. ANYTHING SHE’S NOT COMFORTABLE ON IS GOING TO THE MIDDLE. HELP PLAY DEFENSE. LET’S GO.>>REAL CRITICAL TIME HERE IN THIS SECOND SET FOR CEDAR FALLS BECAUSE THE JAGUARS OF ANKENY CENTENNIAL NEED JUST 4 MORE POINTS TO GO UP 2 SETS TO NONE. BURKEN TO SERVE FOR THE TIGERS. GREAT ATMOSPHERE HERE FOR THIS 5A MATCH AT THE U.S. CELLULAR CENTER ARENA IN DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS. THE STUDENT SECTION IS GOING NUTS, TRYING TO HELP THEIR CLASSMATES BRING HOME THE HARDWARE.>>THAT’S MORE LIKE THE CEDAR FALLS WE SAW YESTERDAY. THE OFFENSE WAS FASTER. IT WAS A QUICK OUTSIDE SET. THE MIDDLE BLOCKER FOR CENTENNIAL DIDN’T GET OVER, SO LYNCH HAD HER PICK OF WHERE SHE WANTED TO HIT THAT BALL BASICALLY.>>LYNCH IS A DIVISION 1 PLAYER. CAN SHE DO IT AGAIN? TIGERS GO TO LYNCH IN SYSTEM, BACK ROW ATTACK, WOW, THAT’S HARD TO DO AT THIS LEVEL.>>YOU’RE SEEING A LOT OF THE COLLEGE ON THAT BACK ROW ATTACK. YOU’RE HITTING SO FAR AWAY FROM THE NET. AND NOW JUST 3 POINTS AWAY IS ANKENY CENTENNIAL. I DIDN’T TELL JUST MENTAL FOCUS SHEEZ — THESE LADIES ARE FACING. A SERVE, A PASS, AND IT WAS OFF WITH THE FRESHMAN.>>WELL, BUT THAT’S A SMART IDEA. YOU WANT TO BE AGGRESSIVE. YOU WANT TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE SWINGS. YOU WANT TO KEEP THE DEFENSE OFF BALANCE. SO SENDING IT OVER SOMETIMES ON THE SECOND CONTACT IS NOT A BAD IDEA. SHE JUST WASN’T QUITE IN POSITION FOR THAT.>>MAHI. 22 – 18, A 4 – POINT LEAD FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. IT WAS A LOT MORE THAN THAT. IT’S EVAPORATING HERE. THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE JAGUARS, THEY ONLY NEED 3 MORE POINTS. AND THERE’S 1. AND WE’VE SEEN IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN IN THE FIRST FEW SETS. JUST TOO MANY SERVICE ERRORS.>>AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE BUILDING SOME MOMENTUM AND GAINING SOME POINTS, THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND IT TAKES KIND OF A FANS OUT OF IT AND BLOW THE AIR OUT OF THEIR OWN BALLOON. SO THEY NEED TO PUT IT –.>>QUICK SET, QUICK SCORE. CLAIRE GERDES.>>LEAVE IT TO THE MIDDLE, RIGHT? OKAY. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITHOUT THE BACK. I GET THAT AS A MIDDLE, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH OUR MIDDLE.>>IT’S SUCH A QUICK – HITTING PLAY. HARD FOR DEFENSES TO GET SET UP AND TO STOP IT. MIDDLE AGAIN. AND NOW THAT BRINGS UP SET POINT FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>HOWEVER, YOU KIND OF HAVE A FEELING THAT THINGS HAVE SHIFTED A LITTLE BIT AND CEDAR FALLS IS KIND OF GOT THEIR RHYTHM BACK.>>SAUER LEADS THE WAY FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL. IT’S SET POINT. AND THE TIGERS GET THAT 1 TO MAKE IT 24 – 20.>>WELL, THE TIGERS HAVE TO BE PERFECT NOW.>>IN ALL PHASES.>>TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT A GREAT BLOCK. SHE GETS THAT MIDDLE BLOCKER AND WAS ABLE TO ANGLE IT BACK OUT ON THE CENTENNIAL SIDE. THE SECOND SET, 25 – 20 AS THEY TAKE A 2 – SET TO 0 LEAD INTO THE THIRD. YOU’VE GOT TO WIN THREE, BUT ANKENY CENTENNIAL IN A REAL GOOD SPOT, UP 2 – 0. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE RIGHT AFTER THIS. .>>>WE HEAD TO THE THIRD SET. ANKENY CENTENNIAL LEADS 2 – 0. ANKENY CENTENNIAL IS COMING OUT AND PLAYING THE SAME VOLLEYBALL. THE TIGERS ARE THERE IN THE SECOND SET. THEY CAN GO ON RUN FOR AT LEAST KNOCKING OUT THE FOUR POINTS. WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING HERE IN THE THIRD SET? YOU THINK THE MOMENTUM CHANGED A LITTLE BIT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE HIGHLIGHTS.>>IT ABSOLUTELY FEELS LIKE THERE’S A SHIFT IN MOMENTUM AND IT FEELS LIKE CEDAR FALLS IS KIND OF HAS THEIR RHYTHM BACK, SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THEY CAN COME OUT IN THIS SET AND GET THEIR RHYTHM GOING. AND IF THEY CAN GET GOOD PASSES, THEY’LL BE SETTING THE OFFENSE. MOST OF THE TIME, THEY GET THEIR POINTS OFF KILT BECAUSE THEY BEAT THE BLACK.>>AND GREY LOOKED AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, THE EMOTION, THE FUN THAT IS BEING HAD TODAY AND FANS WERE JUST GETTING STARTED. WE HAVE A FULL DAY OF VOLLEYBALL COMING YOUR WAY HERE ON IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION. THIS IS THE 5A CHAMPIONSHIP. WE’LL PROBABLY BE ON THE AIR UNTIL ABOUT 8:00 TONIGHT, BROADCASTING THE 4A, 3A, 2A, AND THEN OF COURSE THE 1A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES HERE ON IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION.>>>AND ONE OF THE THINGS COACH JOHNSON TOLD US BEFORE THE MATCH IS HOW GOOD THEY ARE OFFENSIVELY, AND HE’S SO RIGHT. THEY HAVE BEEN JUST TREMENDOUS OFFENSIVELY AND WE’VE BEEN SEEING THAT TODAY. SO IF THEY CAN GET THAT GOING, AS WELL AS HE TALKED ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE BIG PLAYERS, THEIR BLOCKING WASN’T VERY GOOD. IF THEY CAN GET TO BLOCKING GOING, AS WELL, THEY SHOULD BE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.>>AGAIN, IT IS CENTENNIAL SCORING THE FIRST POINT OF THE SET. TALKING TO CENTENNIAL BEFORE, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR OPPONENTS TODAY, THEY’RE IMPRESSIVE AND HAVE A GOOD OFFENSE.>>WHAT CAN YOU DO WITHOUT PASSING?>>UH-UH.>>A PASS THERE AND ASHLEYJ ATTACKED THERE IN OVERPASS BUT CENTENNIAL UNABLE TO CAPITALIZE.>>I’M GOING TO SAY ROBINSON PROBABLY TOOK THAT BALL A LITTLE TOO EARLY, TRYING TO REACH OVER THE NET AND HIT IT INSTEAD OF STEPPIC BACK, GETTING YOUR FEET COLLECTED, GOING UP AND STANDING BEHIND THE BALL AND GETTING A GOOD SWING AT IT VERSUS JUST TAPPING IT.>>BACK ROW, I DON’T RECALL –.>>NO, THEY HAVEN’T HAD ONE SO IT’S TAKEN A WHILE TO GET THE LEAD. THEY HAVE IT HERE EARLY IN THE THIRD SET. THEY’RE DEFENDING THEIR CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.>>AND HERE COMES THAT OFFENSE. CLAIRE GERDES, STARTED AS A SOPHOMORE AND NOW SHE’S A JUNIOR DOING GREAT THINGS WITH THAT QUICK OFFENSE. SO WE SAW FOUR SERVICE ERRORS FOR THE TIGERS IN THE SECOND SET AND THERE’S ANOTHER ONE THERE, BUT NOT ONLY DOES THAT MEAN THAT’S POINT FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL BUT THAT MEANS THE TIGERS GIVE THE BALL ON THE SERVING AND THEY CAN’T GO TOGETHER.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THEY HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A RUN WITH THREE POINTS, BUT THEY REALLY NEED TO BREAK IT OPEN MORE THAN THAT AGAINST A TOUGH TEAM LIKE THEY’RE PLAYING. WE’RE ALL TIED AT 3 APIECE HERE AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL, THEY’VE BEEN STATE QUALIFIERS SINCE THE SCHOOL OPENED FOUR YEARS AGO. GRADUATED ALL BUT ONE PLAYER OFF LAST YEAR’S TEAM, KYLEE MACKE, WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LAST SEASON. AND WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY POTENTIALLY TO SEE AN ANKENY CENTENNIAL MATCH FOR THE FINAL TITLE.>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN INTERESTING. ACTUALLY, THE FOUR TEAMS THAT WERE IN THE SEMIFINALS WERE ALL GREAT. THEY REALLY PLAYED WELL. THEY REPRESENTED THEIR SCHOOLS WELL. IT WAS AWESOME VOLLEYBALL.>>CEDAR FALLS, ANKENY, AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>YEP, AND THEY’VE BEEN TREMENDOUS. AND SO IT WAS KIND OF HARD TO ROOT FOR WHO YOU WANT IN THE FINALS, BUT IT’S BEEN SUCH GOOD VOLLEYBALL, IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER. FOR US. IT MATTERS FOR THEM.>>ANOTHER ITEM OF — WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND IS THAT NORTHEAST IOWA DOMINANT CEDAR FALLS FOR THE 5A TITLE AND THEN YOU HAVE FIVE OTHER SCHOOLS WITHIN 15 MILES OF CEDAR FALLS THAT ARE PLAYING FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE STATE TITLES, AS WELL.>>IT’S AMAZING. WE HAVE CEDAR FALLS, UNION, THEY’LL PLAY EACH OTHER IN THE 3A FINALS, COLUMBUS AND HUDSON WILL PLAY EACH OTHER IN THE 1A FINALS.>>WITHIN 50 MILES OF THE CAMPUS, SIX SCHOOLS, SIX COMMUNITIES WITH A CHANCE TO PLAY FOR A STATE TITLE. 7 – 4 TIGERS IN THE LEAD WITH A MUST – WIN SCENARIO.>>LOOK AT THE ACTION.>>LOOK AT THE ATTACK. AND IT’S GOOD, OLIVIA, THE SENIOR, ONE 24 KILLS ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE REPLAY BAR. WHAT SHE DOES SO WELL IN THIS PERFECT ATTACK.>>IF I WERE MATT JOHNSON, I MIGHT MOVE THAT BLOCK IN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE SHE SEEMS TO LIKE HITTING INSIDE THE MIDDLE BLOCKER’S HAND AT THAT SHARP ANGLE. SO I MIGHT TRY AND FORCE HER TO THE LINE A LITTLE BIT, AND THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT. SO BASICALLY IF THEY WERE TO BLOCK TWO MORE STEPS SHE’D BE FORCED TO HIT THAT LINE AND THEY CAN PLACE THEIR DEFENSIVE PLAYER BACK THERE.>>SERVICE ERROR FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL GIVES THE TIGERS THE BALL AND A CHANCE TO SERVE. SHE’S SO GOOD BEHIND THE SERVE. HAVEN’T REALLY SEEN IT MUCH HERE IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. AND JUST A HAIR OUT OF BOUNDS. IT WAS A TOUGH ANGLE, THAT WAS CLOSE.>>WELL, AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL DOESN’T LIKE THAT CALL. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS IN. HARD TO TELL FROM THAT ANGLE.>>IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN. HOWEVER, I’M NOT GOING TO ARGUE WITH THE LINE JUDGES. THEY’RE ON THE LINE. WE’RE WORKING OUR ANGLES BEHIND THAT. THEY CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE IT BOUNCES AND FOR IT TO BE IN, PART OF THE BALL HAS TO LIT IT LINE. IT CAN’T JUST BE CLOSE.>>AND IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE A SERVICE ERROR BY CEDAR FALLS GETS THE BALL RIGHT BACK TO ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>WE ALWAYS SAY, THE BALLS KNOW. BACK SET, FLY, CENTER JUMP, ANKENY CENTENNIAL WITH ANOTHER POINT. ANKENY CENTENNIAL HERE, WE’LL SEE THE REPLAY INTO THE NET, TIEED FOR FIRST PLACE. THEIR HEAD COACH, JESSICA RINEHART, ONE 44 WINS, JUST 20 LOSSES FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL — SINCE ANKENY CENTENNIAL OPENED THEIR DOORS FOUR YEARS AGO.>>AND WINTERS IS COMING BACK FROM SHOULDER SURGERY. SHE’S NOT GOING TO HIT THE BALL HARD. SHE’S GOING TO HIT UP, ROLL SHOT, OR TIP. YOU CAN SEE THAT WAS NOT A REAL HARD SWING AND CEDAR FALLS IS PREPARED FOR THAT.>>HOW CAN SHE HIT HARD WITH THAT SHOULDER SURGERY SINCE THE END OF LAST VOLLEYBALL SEASON?>>I DON’T KNOW, AND I FEEL BAD FOR HER BEING SO YOUNG, HAVING SURGERY.>>SO IT’S 10 – 9, REAL TIGHT SPOT HERE AS WE ARE IN THE THIRD SET. ANKENY CENTENNIAL LEADS 2 SETS – 0. THE TIGERS WITH A NUMBER ONE RANKING, ANKENY CENTENNIAL WITH A NUMBER TWO RANKING. THE 2 -TIME DEFENDING CHAMPS HAVE JUST BEEN MAYBE A LITTLE MORE FOCUSED, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE, MAYBE PLAYING BETTER ERROR FREE VOLLEYBALL THUS FAR.>>WELL, AND THEY LOOK — MIGHT HAVE TURNED A CORNER RECENTLY.>>THAT’S RIGHT. IT LOOKS LIKE CENTENNIAL HAS BEEN PLAYING THEIR GAME, AND CEDAR FALLS HASN’T REALLY BEEN PLAYING THEIR GAME. WHETHER THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE NERVOUS OR CENTENNIAL’S NOT LETTING THEM, WHATEVER THE CASE HAS BEEN, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY’VE KIND OF FOUND IT AND GOTTEN IT BACK NOW.>>CEDAR FALLS HAS NOT BLOCKED A SET IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT. MEANWHILE, ANKENY CENTENNIAL HAS DEFEATED WEST POINT VALLEY IN A THRILLING 5 – SET MATCH YESTERDAY. LYNCH WITH THE KILL. TIGERS HAVE ANOTHER. THEY REALLY DISTRIBUTED THAT OFFENSE. A LOT OF WEAPONS AND POPPING IT UP AND SHE’S BACK BEHIND THE SERVICE LINE. SHE’LL BE BACK FOR HER SENIOR YEAR BEFORE GOING ON TO PLAY D ONE VOLLEYBALL. LOOK AT THAT, PLAYER TOURNAMENT — BEEN BLOCKED, NOW JUST ONE POINT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT 2014. AND IT WAS ANKENY CENTENNIAL, VERY GOOD TEAM. AND THIS WAS LAST SEASON. GUESS WHO TO THE END, BOISTERING THAT 5A CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY.>>BLOCK AND PLAY D. PLAY OUR GAME.>>SHE’S RIGHT. YOU NEED TO BLOCK AND PLAY DEFENSE. IT STARTS IN THE FRONT ROW WITH THE BLOCK. IF THEY DON’T BLOCK IT, TO THE BACK ROW WHERE YOU HAVE YOUR PLAYERS SITTING OUT OF THE BLOCK HOPEFULLY ON THOSE ANGLES AND IF YOUR FEET AREN’T WHERE THE PLAYER MAKES CONTACT, YOU HAVE A HECK OF A HARD TIME TRYING TO GET THAT BALL, BUT IF YOUR FEET ARE STOPPED, YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD.>>PERFECT ERROR FOR THE TIGERS.>>GOOD TIMEOUT, RIGHT?>>YEP. CALL A TIMEOUT. KYLEE MACKE AND MEREDITH ALL ON –.>>SO THAT PLAY IS A DOUBLE — THEY RAN A PLAYER QUICK RIGHT NEXT TO THE CENTER AND THEN A PLAYER ABOUT THREE FEET AWAY FROM THE CENTER, FOR WHAT I CALL A 31. AND MAHI HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SET EITHER ONE OF THEM BECAUSE IT LOOKED GOOD AND IT CONFUSES THE BLOCKERS. SO GREAT PLAY BY CEDAR FALLS AND IT’S STUFF LIKE THAT WE’VE SEEN FROM THEM IN THIS TOURNAMENT THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN YET TODAY UNTIL NOW.>>HALFWAY POINT OF THIS THIRD SET, A MUST – WIN IF CEDAR FALLS WANTS TO WIN. THE SCHOOL’S STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. GOOD HUSTLE, BUT THE BALL SAILS OUTSIDE THE ANTENNA, OUT OF BOUNDS AND A POINT TOWARDS ANKENY CENTENNIAL. CENTENNIAL RUNS A 6 – 2. I KNOW WHAT THAT IS, BUT OUR VIEWERS PROBABLY DON’T.>>OH, I SHOULD HAVE YOU EXPLAIN IT, THEN.>>TWO CENTERS, RIGHT?>>THAT’S RIGHT. TWO CENTERS. SO WHAT THEY DO, A 6 – 2 OFFENSE ALWAYS HAS THREE BLOCKERS IN THE FRONT ROW. SO WHEN THE CENTER ROTATES FROM THE BACK ROW TO THE FRONT ROW, THEY PUT A HITTER IN FOR HER. OR SHE COULD ALSO TURN INTO A HITTER, BUT THEY PUT A BACK ROW SETTER IN IN THE HITTER THAT ROTATES TO THE BACK ROW. SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CENTER FROM THE BACK ROW AND ALWAYS THREE HITTERS ACROSS THE FRONT ROW. THE OTHER OPTION IS A 5 – ONE, AND 5 – 1 IS WHAT PETER RUNS, HE GOES ACROSS THE BACK ROW AND SHE’S SETTING AND SHE’S SETTING IN THE FRONT ROW. WHEN SHE’S FRONT ROW, YOU REALLY ONLY HAVE 2 OFFENSIVE WEAPONS UNLESS LIKE MAHI IS, SHE’S AN OFFENSIVE CENTER. SHE CAN ALSO TAKE THE BALL AND IF YOU WATCH ON YOUR TV SCREEN, YOU HAVE TO TRY AND IDENTIFY THAT. LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS EXCITING SPORT OF VOLLEYBALL AND THE DIFFERENT MATCH-UPS THAT WE’RE WITNESSING HERE IN THIS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.>>AND WE CAN HELP YOU OUT A LITTLE BIT. THE SETTERS FOR CENTENNIAL ARE MEREDITH, NUMBER 20, AND THEN NUMBER FOUR, ELLI STEEPLE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY MIGHT BE SWITCHING TO A 6 – 1. SERVICE ERROR AND THE TIGERS HAVE A 3 – POINT LEAD. WE PLAY TO 25, WIN BY 2. TIGERS, CHECKING THE LINE-UP. MAHI, THE CENTER. LOOKS ON TO WIN AS THE TIGERS DROP THE FIRST SET. ANKENY CENTENNIAL WON THE FIRST TWO SETS. FOUR ERRORS FOR CEDAR FALLS IN THE SECOND SET AND A SHARP BUILDUP HERE IN THE THIRD. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANT TO JUST SERVE LAZY LOLLY POPS OVER THE NET, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO GET THE SERVES IN BECAUSE IT’S JUST A FREE POINT FOR THE OTHER TEAM.>>I THINK IT’S JUST A FINE LINE AND IT DEPENDS ON HOW THINGS ARE ROLLING FOR YOU. IF YOU’RE ROLLING AND THINGS ARE GOOD, AGGRESSIVE, AGGRESSIVE, AGGRESSIVE. IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO GET POINTS, BE A LITTLE LESS AGGRESSIVE A LITTLE SMART WERE IT.>>THIS IS A PLAY ON THE 5, THE SET, AND HERE’S OUR NET CAMERA.>>SO YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT BALL SET BY MAHI CAME OFF THE NET A LITTLE BIT. YOU WANT THE BALL THREE OR FOUR FEET OFF THE NET SO THE HITTER HAS TIME AND ROOM, BASICALLY, NOT TIME, TO SWING THROUGH SO SHE DOESN’T HAVE A NET VIOLATION. QUICK SET. THE BLOCK WAS THERE AND IN THE NET WAS WINTER.>>THE OTHER THING THAT SETTING THE BALL OFF THE NET DOES FOR YOU IS IT GIVES YOU ANGLES AROUND THE BLOCK. SO IF THE BALL’S REAL TIGHT TO THE NET AND THE BLOCKERS ARMS ARE RIGHT THERE, YOU CANNOT GET AROUND THOSE HANDS. THEY BASICALLY CONSUME THE BALL. BUT IF THE BALL’S FARTHER AWAY, IT OPENS UP ANGLES FOR YOU TO HIT PAST THOSE ARMS.>>WINTERS, ONE OF BEST PLAYERS IN THE STATE OF IOWA LAST YEAR, HELPING LEAD THE WAY FOR THE ANKENY CENTENNIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF 2015. A COUPLE OF SHOULDER SURGERIES, BACK NOT 100%, WITH VERY LIMITED ACTION THIS SEASON, TRYING TO HELP HER TEAM WIN THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP. BALL OVER TO CEDAR FALLS. [APPLAUSE]>>I’M GUESSING IT’S PROBABLY FOR HER LEADERSHIP ABILITIES. SHE IS A GOOD LEADER OUT THERE, TAKES CONTROL, RUNS THE OFFENSE, AND SHE KEEPS THE TEAM GOING.>>WE’RE GOING HERE. THE 5A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. POINT FOR CENTENNIAL. THEY NEED TO PUT A RUN TOGETHER, TRAILING BY THREE. THIS COULD BE THE START FOR THE BACK ROW ATTACK, GETTING RESULTS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE RIGHT AT THAT NET TO GET SOME SKILLS.>>AND ONE OF THE NICE THINGS IS BECAUSE SHE PLAYS FRONT ROW AND ONLY HAS TWO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS. SHE’S GOT SAUER IN THE BACK ROW AS A BACK ROW OFFENSIVE THREAT. SO THERE’S SOME STABILITY THERE AND SOME COMFORT KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE STILL QUITE A FEW GOOD WEAPONS.>>SAUER LEADS THE KILL WITH 3.4 A SET. ROBINSON, A FRESHMAN. AND I TALKED ABOUT THAT RUN. NOW WE’RE ON A 3 – 0 RUN. CENTENNIAL PULLS WITHIN 1 AS THE TIGERS CALL A TIMEOUT. LET’S GO TO THE ANKENY HUDDLE.>>WE HAVE THE LEAD. YOU SHOULD HAVE NOTHING BUT PURE HERE. WE’RE SAYING GET OUT, BUT I SAY WE CAN GET IT DONE RIGHT HERE IN THESE LAST FIVE POINTS. CENTER’S UP. TAKE CARE OF THE CENTERS. IF THEY RUN A FLY, KEEP THAT BLOCK IN, OKAY? KEEP IT IN, LIKE WAY IN BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST GETTING BIG. AND THEN ACROSS FOR THE DEFENSE, MARY, BE RIGHT HERE LITERALLY THAT SPOT, RIGHT THERE. STAND THERE. OKAY? WE CAN WIN THIS. LET’S GO.>>GREAT WORDS OF WISDOM.>>COACHES COACH AT PRACTICE. YOU DO A LOT OF COACHES AT PRACTICE AND THEN AT GAMES, IT’S TIME FOR THE PLAYERS TO PLAY AND THE COACHES NOTICE THE THINGS MAYBE THE PLAYERS DON’T NOTICE. THEY’RE HITTING THIS WAY, THEY’RE GETTING TENSE, THEY’RE STARTING TO YELL, THAT KIND OF THING, THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE TEAM TO KNOW. BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT YOU’RE STARTING TO KIND OF PUT THE FINISH ON THIS THING.>>THE BLOCK, THE POINT, THE SIDE – OUT. PERFECT EXTENSION OF GERDES. MAHI, A SHORTER SETTER DOESN’T NECESSARILY HAVE AS BIG OF A BLOCK, BUT GERDES, HUGE WING SPAN. CENTER WIDE OPEN. WE’VE GOT A 21 – 20 BALL GAME HERE IN THE THIRD.>>AGAIN, GOOD ROTATION FOR CENTENNIAL TO STOP BECAUSE THAT WAS MAHI’S SERVE FOR THE THREE POINTS.>>ANKENY CENTENNIAL ONLY THREE LOSSES ON THE YEAR. [APPLAUSE]>>IT’S BEEN A LONG SEASON FOR THIS TEAM, BUT RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE FOUR POINTS AWAY –.>>THAT WAS AN AWESOME SHOT BY SANDQUIST TO PUT THIS BALL DOWN AT THAT ANGLE INSIDE THE COURT, WOW.>>WE SEE WHAT THE TIGERS ARE TALKING ABOUT AND WE’RE TIED 21 – 21.>>WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO HERE IS PULL THE LEFT SIDE ALL THE WAY BACK IN HERE WITH YOU AND GET HER ALL THE WAY BACK IN FRONT OF HER FACE, AND SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE MIDDLE. THAT MEANS WE’VE GOT THE 31. YOU’VE GOT THAT GAP RIGHT IN THE BLOCK. IF YOU WANT TO HIT THAT, YOU’VE GOT THAT SHORT SET BACK. OKAY?>>LET’S GO THE FIRST PERSON.>>HE NEED BECAUSE HIS TEAMS, THEY’RE STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT. HE NEEDS TO BE THE FACTOR. IF HE WERE EXCITED LIKE SERVICES AND FREAKIN’ OUT, HE NEEDS TO BE THE CALMING EFFECT.>>A TENSE SITUATION. THE TIGERS NEED TO WIN THIS THIRD SET. OTHERWISE, ANKENY CENTENNIAL WILL BE BACK – TO BACK – TO – BACK CHAMPS.>>I MISSED THAT. I THOUGHT THE BALL WENT OVER THE NET, BUT APPARENTLY IT STAYED ON THE CEDAR FALLS SIDE OF THE NET.>>SEN TUNNELS, THE WHITE UNIFORMS WITH THE SERVE. ALMOST THE SERVICE 8. IT IS UNRETURNABLE. AND CENTENNIAL IS JUST NEEDING A COUPLE MORE POINTS.>>LYNCH GETS THE SIDE – OUT, AND LINKS NOW A CHANCE TO SERVE. SIX KILLS FOR HER.>>THERE’S AT ANGLE. SHE LIKED THAT ANGLE.>>BACK ROW ATTACK. FACE OFF, 5 – 23.>>WHAT A GUTSY PLAY BY CEDAR FALLS THAT SETS THE BACK ROW AND WHAT A GREAT SWING FROM TAYLOR LYNCH.>>BEAUTIFUL SERVE. SETTING NEAR SIDE. SAUER, 15 CHILLS AND NOW MATCH POINT ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>IT’S HARD TO SEE THAT BLACK IT WAS A LITTLE SPLIT APART AND WAS A LITTLE BIT OFF. MATCH POINT.>>THE TIGERS FOR OVERTIME, 24 – ALL.>>ALSO, MY LATEST THING IS I CAN THAT WE CAN CHANGE THE SCORING IN VOLLEYBALL. I THINK THE GAME SHOULD BE WHOEVER WINS BY TWO FIRST. SO START AT ZERO AND WHOEVER WINS BY 2, AND WE’D ALSO HAVE MATCHES LIKE THIS. WE’D HAVE TO PLAY MORE SETS.>>THE TIGERS ARE LOVING IT AND THEY HAVE SET POINT. 25 – 24 AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL IS USING THEIR SECOND AND FINAL TIMEOUT. 24 – ALL. WE’LL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE TIRING HUDDLE.>>WHEN THEY NEEDED A POINT LAST TIME, THEY WANT TO GET THE BALL TO 9 WHEN THEY CAN BRING INTO THE QUARTER PART OF THE TIME, TOO. MAKE SURE WE’RE READY HERE TO SET THAT BLOCK INSIDE THE COURT, OKAY? WATCH THE BALL BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURT. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BLOCK IS SET FAR ENOUGH IN, IF THAT BALL IS INSIDE THE HANDS — MIDDLE BACK RIGHT NOW WATCH AS THEY RUN A 32 OR SET THE BALL BACK INTO ZONE ONE. OKAY. LET’S GO.>>ONE, TWO, THREE.>>THE TIGERS HAVE THEIR BACKS SQUARELY PRESSED AGAINST THE WALL. IT’S MATCH POINT FOR ANKENY CENTENNIAL AND CEDAR FALLS FOUGHT IT AND NOW THEY HAVE THE ADVANTAGE WHERE THEY NEED JUST ONE MORE POINT TO MAKE THE SERIES 2 – 1. NO MORE TIMEOUTS FOR EITHER SQUAD. THEY’RE DEEP IN THE BACK ROW. DIVING, HEAD FIRST.>>THAT WAS CLOSE BUT ON A BALL LIKE THAT, YOU HAVE TO PLAY IT.>>CENTENNIAL FIGHTS OFF THE SET POINT AND NOW WE’RE ALL KNOTTED UP AT 25 – ALL.>>THIS IS A GOOD VOLLEYBALL MATCH.>>THAT’S WHY I MADE THAT NEW RULE. THIS IS JUST AWESOME VOLLEYBALL.>>WE’LL SEE IF IT GES TO 41 – 39 HERE. NOW FOR THE KILL AND ANKENY CENTENNIAL HAS MATCH POINT FOR THE SECOND TIME HERE IN THE THIRD.>>DEFENSE, IT’S A LOT OF PRESSURE, BUT I THINK IT TEACHES THE PLAYERS A LOT FOR WHATEVER’S GOING TO COME THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFE, HAVING TO PLAY IN THESE SITUATIONS.>>THE ADVANTAGE AND MEANT ATTACK. A LITTLE GIVE AND GO, GREAT UP DEFENSIVELY FOR CEDAR FALLS. GREAT RALLY HERE ON MATCH POINT, THE CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. NUMBER ONE VERSUS NUMBER TWO.>>WOW, BACK ROW ATTACK, BLOCKED, AND CENTENNIAL ARE BACK TO BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS, A BRAND NEW TEAM. THEY ARE YOUR 5A TEAM CHAMPIONS. [APPLAUSE]>>25 – 17, 25 – 20, 27 – 25 AND THE FINAL POINTS. BOY, THIS TITLE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING IF YOU WATCH THE REPLAY. IT WAS A FULL FINISH TO THE POINT OF WHO WAS GOING TO WIN THAT POINT. BUT ANKENY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATING THE CHAMPIONSHIP.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THE PINK T-SHIRTS IS PART OF THE IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM BRANDING.>>THREE TEAMS AND THREE TEAMS FROM THE STUDENT SECTION. THAT IS FROM LAST YEAR’S TEAM.>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE SHOULD PROBABLY TALK ABOUT IS THAT BRANDING. THE IOWA GIRLS ATHLETIC UNION.>>LET’S GO HAND OUT THE HARDWARE.>>FOR THE ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM OF THIS YEAR’S STATE TOURNAMENT OUR MEMBERS OF THE GIRLS ATHLETIC UNION BOARD OF DIRECTOR. ROGER FRANCIS, DAVE WILLKERMAN, SAM SEENERT, AND GEORGE TRACY. YOUR 2016 CLASS 5A ALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS, CLASS 5A ALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS FROM ANKENY CENTENNIAL, MEREDITH SIECK.>>FROM CEDAR FALLS, TAYLOR LYNCH. ANNA LOTKENS, MADDI CUBIC, FROM ANKENY CENTENNIAL, KYLEE MACKE. FROM CEDAR FALLS, LEAH MOCKY, AND THIS YEAR’S CAPTAIN OF THE CLASS 5A ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM, FROM ANKENY CENTENNIAL, KENNA SAUER.>>NUMBER ONE CEDAR FALLS HAD AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, BUT IT ENDED HERE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH ONE STEP FURTHER THAN THEY HAD LAST YEAR. THE RETURN PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE FOR NEXT SEASON. HOWEVER, ANKENY CENTENNIAL, NUMBER TWO COMING IN HERE, IS THE ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM. WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF STUDENT ATHLETES GETTING HONORED FOR THEIR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE.>>WELL, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE PINK T-SHIRTS THAT’S PART OF THE NEW BRANDING THE GIRLS IOWA ATHLETIC PROGRAM IS TRYING TO DO, MAKE EVERYTHING PINK.>>THE SAFES TIGERS AND HEAD COACH MATTHEW JOHNSON.>>AND NOW YOUR 5A CHAMPIONS, COACH JESSICA RINEHART FROM ANKENY CENTENNIAL.>>THEY RAN ALL THE WAY BACK TO ANKENY. ANKENY CENTENNIAL, KRNGZS FOR AN INCREDIBLE YEAR. THAT WAS A FUN MARK.>>IT WAS VERY FUN. A LITTLE SURPRISING. I GUESS I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WOULD GO FOUR OR FIVE, AND I WASN’T SURE WHO WOULD WIN THAT, DEPENDING ON HOW CEDAR FALLS PLAYED. BUT WHAT A GREAT MATCH.>>WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED HERE. 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, IT’S ALL COMING YOUR WAY FROM CEDAR FALLS HERE AT IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION ALL DAY LONG. IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY. THAT WILL DO IT FOR THE 5A MATCH. BACK WITH PLENTY MORE FOR THE 4A TITLE. FUNDING FOR THE IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC UNION IOWA FARM BUREAU GIRLS STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IS PROVIDED BY — THE PATH TO GREATNESS STARTS EARLY. THE IOWA FARM BUREAU BELIEVES IN IOWA’S YOUTH AND THEIR PURSUIT OF GREATNESS. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD TO BE THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC UNION. EACH STUDENT’S EFFORT IS IMPORTANT AND WHEN ONE RISES WE ALL RISE TO A BETTER IOWA. FAREWAY, ALONG WITH NABISCO, TRUMOO, FRITO LAY AND SARA LEE IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2016 IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS. WE CONGRATULATE ALL THE SCHOOLS AND STUDENT ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS. FAREWAY, PROUD TO CARE FOR THE PLACES WE WORK AND LIVE. BY MUSCO LIGHTING, THE SPORTS LIGHTING SPECIALIST, PROVIDING LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR YOU, YOUR PROJECT AND YOUR COMMUNITY. 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