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Sunlake takes down Lady Bulldogs 3-0

Zephyrhills falls to 1-12 as Seahawks put on classless performance

While the record (1-12) doesn’t show it, Zephyrhills girls volleyball coach Emily Frazer sees success every time the Lady Bulldogs take the court.

In Tuesday’s three-set loss to Sunlake, Frazer saw plenty from her team to be proud of. She also saw plenty from the Sunlake bench that she was disappointed in.

The Seahawks already claimed the first two sets and were cruising in the third as several disrespectful chants erupted from their bench as they extended their lead.

“I would much rather coach a team of quality girls who are focused on building their morals and values and their character of whom they are as an individual first,” Frazer said. “In my years of coaching and playing, I would never encourage my players who are beating a team that bad to do what they did.”

The Bulldogs hung tough in the opening set losing 25-22. Sunlake poured it on in the second game winning 25-14 and cruised in the final 25-12.

“I believe there is more to high school volley ball than volleyball,” Frazer said. “As a coach you are to build young minds and young girls to who they are going to be later in life. One girl every five years goes on to play in college. Every girl will go on to be an amazing woman if you guide them to where they need to be.”

Frazer gathered her team in the locker room immediately after game to discuss the game and the Seahawks behavior.

“I’m proud of my girls,” said Frazer, who played many players out of position in the first set. “It’s amazing if you teach kids the smarts of the game, what they’ll pick up. I couldn’t be more proud of the individuals who got the opportunity to play.”

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