VOLLEYBALL: North Port rallies late in win over DeSoto County

By Chuck Ballaro, Sun Correspondent

North Port’s Alexis Francavilla goes for a kill as DeSoto County’s Zakaria Burroughs and Shea Lipe block during the second set of Thursday night’s match in Arcadia (Sun Photo by Michele Haskell).

ARCADIA — After losing five of their last six matches and trailing 2-1 Thursday in a non-district matchup with DeSoto County, North Port was in serious need of a pep talk.

Head coach Chassity Taylor delivered it, in very blunt terms, and the Bobcats responded.

Alexis Francavilla had 20 kills and 15 digs, and delivered some key points in the fifth game as North Port rallied for a 3-2 victory (25-23, 23-25, 11-25, 25-13, 15-11) at DeSoto Middle School to spoil Senior Night for the Bulldogs.

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