2020-21 2A Volleyball Championship | Fred T. Foard picks up back-to-back titles with 3-0 sweep of McMichael

CARY, NC – The Tigers from Fred T. Foard proved too much for McMichael in the 2A State Championship Match. Foard grabbed their eighth title in program history and second in a row with a 3-0 sweep of the Phoenix. Remarkably, Foard has reached the NCHSAA State Title Match eight times and won all eight appearances.

The Tigers rallied for eight straight points to close out the first set 25-14, as Michelle Thao and Megan Dorsey each provided three kills in the frame. The Tigers kept that momentum rolling to start the second set, netting the first seven points of that set on their way to a comfortable 25-11 set win. 

The third set was much more competitive as McMichael battled to keep the match alive, utilizing the heavy swings of Cassidy Tanton to try and extend the match. Tanton managed ten of her 18 kills in the third set, but Thao struck with six kills of her own, and Martina Foster added another five to push the Tigers to close the match out 25-22.

Thao was named the 2A M.V.P. of the State Championship Match for the second year in a row. She wrapped up her career at Foard with 10 kills and 17 digs. 

The NCHSAA is committed to recognizing good sportsmanship and has partnered with the North Carolina Farm Bureau to recognize one individual from each of the participating championship teams in volleyball with the 2020-2021 Sportsmanship Awards. The recipients for this year’s 2A awards were Katrina Cloer from Fred T. Foard and Lauren Tuttle from McMichael.

 

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Fred T. Foard

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