What was most frustrating about the loss was that Cass (7-12) easily won the first set, 25-16, before Model found its “A” game in winning the last two sets, 22-25 and 21-25, respectively.
“We were really pumped up heading in to the match,” said senior Brooklyn Whitener, whose serve and subsequent kill by Amber Bowen capped off a furious rally that gave Cass a 20-19 lead in the deciding third set.
That lead increased to 21-19 before Model reeled off the next six points. Each Blue Devil point was punctuated by a Kaylee Akin or Karlee Akin fist pump.
“Those two sisters are something else,” Cass coach Jamie Horton said. “They are extremely competitive whether they are competing in volleyball or basketball.”
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