Greenville Rose won its third state championship in seven years Saturday, beating Providence 3-1 in the N.C. 4A volleyball finals at N.C. State University.
Coach Stephanie Harpenau’s Providence team finished the season 26-3. Rose snapped the Panthers’ 10-game winning streak and the Rampants finished their season at 26-1. Rose won back-to-back titles in 2008 and ‘09.
Rose was led by most valuable player Maggie Hallow, an outside hitter who had 13 kills. Teammate Caroline Kuhn had 17 kills as Rose took the final two sets to win.
Rose won the first set 25-14 and Providence took the second 25-16. Rose won the final two sets 25-17 and 25-16.
Amy DeJuneas and Hannah Wheeler had six kills each for Providence, which made its eighth state finals appearance. Providence, which won the 2011 title, has won the championship five times.
• In 1A, Princeton beat East Surry 3-2. In the final set, Princeton led 13-8 before East Surry made a big push to close to 14-12. Princeton eventually won 15-12, behind senior setter Charley Cox, who had 27 assists and was named championship MVP.
• In 2A, Hendersonville beat South Granville 3-0. Cassie Born was MVP for Henderson, which won its 12th state title in 14 appearances.