Saturday's high school volleyball roundup: Peninsula Catholic rallies from two sets down, upends NSA for state crown

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The odds were long for Peninsula Catholic, but the Knights overcame them for a state girls volleyball championship.

Trailing by two sets against a team that beat them twice earlier this season, the Knights rallied to defeat Nansemond-Suffolk Academy for the Virginia Independent Schools Division II championship at Steward’s gym in Richmond.

PC (18-11), the fifth seed in the field of eight, won 22-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-10. Nikia Clark had 23 kills, Annie Downs had 21 kills and 19 digs, Samantha Sallade had 31 digs and Charlotte Edmonds distributed 55 assists for the Knights.

VIS Division III:

Roanoke Catholic beat Hampton Christian 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 for the Division III crown at Steward, ending the Warriors’ best-ever season at 26-3.

Christina Shipman had 21 assists, setting a Hampton Christian single-season record with 730, and Hannah Williams’ 16 kills gave her an HC single-season mark of 540.

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