In a matchup of volleyball titans in Orange County, the Warriors fell just short as they finish the season at 22-7.
Fewer programs have dominated in volleyball quite like West Orange and Oviedo, so it's no surprise that Tuesday night's Class 9A regional final at West Orange would be a slugfest.
Unfortunately for the No. 3-seeded Warriors (22-7, 2-0), their time in the playoffs ran out as they fell in a 3-1 loss (25-12, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18) to the No. 2-seeded Lions (26-4, 4-0) in a rivalry that has built up over the last three years.
The matchup has become a staple of postseason play in the state as of late, as the Warriors and Lions have faced off against the Lions at some point during the playoffs over the last few years. In 2016 the Warriors fell in the regional final to the eventual state champs, while last year the Warriors met and defeated the Lions to win the state title.
While the Warriors' season comes to an end, Oviedo will move on to the state semifinals to take on Riverview Sarasota.