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(Photo: Oakland Catholic junior Moira Folan sets the ball at the Upper St. Clair tournament. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
Oakland Catholic girls volleyball coach Karisa Haslett used 25 players at the 12-team South Fayette tournament Sept. 24, but most of them were not in attendance when the Eagles were awarded the championship trophy.
"Saturday was also Central Catholic's homecoming, so most of the girls left to attend homecoming," Haslett said. "I had 10 players left when we started the playoff round."
The Eagles played nine sets during the day-long competition and won eight, including three in the playoff round, en route to the title. In the title game, the Eagles defeated South Fayette, 25-16.
"I use three different starting lineups for our section matches," Haslett said. "I'm very fortunate to have a talented varsity lineup that has depth at every position. I can't pinpoint a starting six, or even starting eight. Our lineup depends on the opponent we are playing and where they are strong. I try to match up with our competition."