Photo gallery: Strong starts in both sets not enough as Macomb falls in sectional semifinal


The Macomb volleyball players wait for the officiating crew to discuss a call during the second set of Monday night's Class 2A sectional semifinal against Pleasant Plains in Pleasant Plains, Ill. | Matt Schuckman photo

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. — The momentum the Macomb volleyball team created by winning the Class 2A regional title last Thursday night seemed to linger with a stellar start to Monday’s sectional semifinal until Pleasant Plains took it away.

Behind the program’s all-time leading hitter in Sydney McFee, the Cardinals stopped each Bombers’ run and earned a 25-21, 25-21 victory and a spot in Wednesday’s sectional championship opposite Illini West.

Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman sat courtside Monday night and put together this photo gallery:

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