Pioneers sweep Calvary Baptist
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took the wind out of a potential Calvary comeback. Dock won the match 2520 and the game in three straight matches.
“We played with a lot on our minds tonight, but coach kept telling us to try and stayed focused and to be as vocal as possible,” Dock’s Kate Miller said. “We never underestimate any opponent and I think losing to them HDUOy LQ WKH fiUVW PDWFK JRW uV refocused to close them out quickly.”
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