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Seven league titles in a row



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October 30, 2013 - The Lady Wolves took down seven teams to claim their seventh consecutive OAA Red league title.

Oxford was the last opponent they faced to win the title and they did it in three games to win 27-25, 25-15, 25-15.

"It is definitely a proud moment as a coach anytime you can win a league championship," said Clarkston Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall. "We have had a long run now. It is one of the mini goals along the way we work towards to accomplish. It gives us a good head of steam going into playoffs knowing we can beat some of those top teams."

Kacy Robinson led with 12 kills.

"She was a big factor offensively," Avenall added.

Taylor Dellinger and Katie Chadwell had nine kills. Chadwell also had five blocks. Melanie Aguayo had 14 digs.

The Lady Wolves also beat Bloomfield last week to remain undefeated in the league. Avenall added the last two weeks the team has come together more to beat OAA Red teams.

"Recognizing when we are in certain situation all the kids have to step up," she said. "We are doing a better job stepping it up.

The girls play Stoney Creek in the first round of district playoffs next week and as they prepare Avenall said they are working on defense.

"Our defense is something we take seriously," she said. "We will be looking at different scenarios like what if we play Orion and what kinds of things will we need it to do beat them."

The winner of the Clarkston/Stoney Creek moves on to play Lake Orion and the possibly of seeing Oxford.

The Lady Wolves have beaten both teams and Avenall added they were both big teams to beat.

"I think playing them and knowing we can compete with them and beat teams like them will give us more confidence in the playoffs," she said.

Clarkston hosts the districts and she added the home advantage will help.

"There is a little bit more comfort with our court and not having to drive somewhere," she said. "It will give us a comfort level that will be helpful."

The Lady Wolves host the Cougars at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Oxford and Rochester follow at 7 p.m.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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