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Oak Ridge Volleyball: Gracie Rowland

Gracie Rowland, Oak Ridge Volleyball

Oak Ridge Senior Gracie Rowland Is Leading An Inspired Postseason Run By The Trojans •

In her fourth year of varsity high school volleyball, outside hitter Gracie Rowland is helping to lead the Trojans on an inspired postseason run. Oak Ridge likely assured itself an automatic berth to the CIF NorCal playoffs when it upset No. 2 seed Rocklin in the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I quarterfinals on Oct. 25.

The seventh-seeded Trojans rallied from a 2-sets-to-1 deficit to advance to the semifinals.

Rowland had a team-best 15 kills and four aces along with six digs and a block. Oak Ridge won the first set 25-16 before Rocklin roared back with 25-12 and 25-13 wins. When Oak Ridge won the fourth set 25-23 it then clinched the victory by taking the fifth set 15-12.

Oak Ridge moved to 19-12 on the season and Rowland upped her team-leading kills to 286 and aces to 46. She was also second on the team with 169 digs. The Trojans earned their 20th win on Oct. 30 to advance to the Div. I final on Nov. 2. 

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