News and Tribune

Breaking News

Sports

October 27, 2013

H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Providence cruises to another sectional title

No. 1 Pioneers sweep rival Clarksville in championship

CLARKSVILLE — The Providence Pioneers girls' volleyball team captured its third consecutive Class 2A Providence Sectional championship on Saturday at the Robert L. Larkin Center, defeating crosstown rival Clarksville in three sets, 25-9, 25-8, 25-13. 

The Pioneers steamrolled through their three matches during the tournament without losing a set and saved their best for the championship round in burying the Generals (16-17) with a dizzying array of blocks, kills and service aces. 

Class 2A No. 1 Providence (31-4) dispatched Crawford County in three sets (25-10, 25-9, 25-11) in the morning matchup to advance to the championship against Clarksville, who turned back Eastern in three, 27-25, 25-20, 25-18. 

"This group has talent and they have determination," Providence coach Terri Purchia said. "When you have those ingredients, it's a recipe for success. We've been watching this team, as a group, since they were young — watching them go through the camps, watching them play club ball.

"We've thought they were a group that had the ingredients to compete for a state championship, and watching them develop over the past few years has been really exciting." 

Junior outside hitter Taylor Wilson led the Pioneers with 16 kills, including four in the third and final set and the clincher that gave Providence the 25-13 win. 

Wilson, along with her teammates, are confident both in the way they're playing right now and in how they see the next few weeks develop as Providence marches towards a potential state championship. 

"I think we're focused right now, and as long as we keep this mindset and don't let our heads get in the way, we can go all the way," said Wilson, who also added four blocks. "We've got to maintain our intensity and keep going." 

The Pioneers travel to North Decatur for the single-game regional round Tuesday night. Setter Patricia Mattingly, who finished with 29 assists, said, "it's back to work. We can enjoy this one, but we've got to start it back up and get ready for Tuesday." 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
LOCAL MAGAZINES
SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NTSPY Awards Ceremony


Photos from the 2014 NTSPY Awards Ceremony held June 26, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue