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Briarcrest 3, Baylor 0. For the second time in three years, the Baylor volleyball team finished runner-up in the state, falling to dynastic Briarcrest 25-18, 25-12, 25-18, in the final match Thursday. It is the third straight state title for Briarcrest. The Raiders finish the season, truncated and interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 12-6 record.
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Baylor will lose six seniors to graduation this year who, over their career, posted a 120-31 record with three state finals appearances and one state championship.
"Our seniors have been phenomenal," Baylor coach Sarah Lail told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "They have been such great leaders on and off the court and have kept our great tradition alive. Our entire volleyball program was here today, and they have a great group to look up to and follow."
Baylor won back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998 and returned to the throne in 2014, beating Father Ryan, and 2017, topping Briarcrest. The Raiders have now been state runner-up seven times, placing second in 1996, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020 and were third in the state in 1995, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, and 2019.