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Lady Toppers win state semifinal over Pirates

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[November 10, 2012]  MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Lady Toppers volleyball team is headed into the Class 1A state championship game.

The story at the Friday morning state semifinal was the veterans from Mount Pulaski versus the rookies from Valmeyer. Mount Pulaski featured a starting lineup with a lot previous experience at Redbird Arena, while Valmeyer was making its first-ever appearance there.

A very calm Mount Pulaski team took advantage of some errors from Valmeyer and easily took the first set 25-8. Valmeyer came out playing much more confidently in the second match but still fell to the rarely rattled Lady Toppers 25-16.

The win advances Mount Pulaski to the championship game Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Redbird Arena in Bloomington. Mount Pulaski's opponent will be Rockford Keith Country Day (32-7). (See school information.)

Meanwhile, Mount Pulaski improves to 33-8. And by the way, this was victory 975 in coach Donna Dulle's 32-year career.

A veteran team plus a veteran coach has Mount Pulaski eyeing its third state volleyball championship in school history come Saturday morning.

(See box score stats.)


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Rockford Keith Country Day School (31-7)

Name: Keith Country Day School

City: Rockford

County: Winnebago

Classification enrollment: 146.85

Nickname: Lady Cougars

Colors: Blue, red, white

Conference: Northeastern Athletic

Superintendent: Dr. Deb Dimke

Principal: Dr. Ron Lee

Athletic director: Robert Nunez

Head coach: Lynn Cesario

Assistant coaches: Tim Keating, Tammi Haverly

Captains: Alex Nunez, Marisa Morgan, Samie Newman

Last year's advancement: Lost to Dakota 25-18, 25-19 in regional final

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