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Amanda Gannon powers Kings Park to LI Class A title

Kings Park's Amanda Gannon serves the ball against

Kings Park's Amanda Gannon serves the ball against Huntington in a Suffolk girls volleyball match. (Oct. 24, 2012) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Amanda Gannon played like a superstar in Kings Park's 3-0 win over South Side in the Long Island Class A girls volleyball final Tuesday, racking up 16 kills, two aces, 10 digs and two blocks.

Kendall Corcoran recorded 30 assists and two aces and Joelle Goldstein had 10 kills and two aces.

The win gives Kings Park its second straight Long Island championship.

Gannon was the story of the day, according to assistant coach Ed Manly, especially in the second game. Kings Park had an 8-3 advantage on the strength of four Gannon kills. From that point on South Side never got within five points of Kings Park.

In the third game South Side was within 14-12 when Kings Park took off on a 6-0 run punctuated by a Kat Benson kill. After that "they never got close," Manly said. Gannon had the final kill for the championship point.

Kings Park advances to the state championship at 3 p.m. Saturday at Glens Falls Civic Center.

There they will play Pittsford Sutherland, Burnt Hills, and Walter Panas.

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