Volleyball Kiryat Ata's Men, Women Sweep State Cup Finals

Ironi Kiryat Ata won two State Cups in volleyball last night. Kiryat Ata's men's team won the cup for the second year in a row, while their women's team made it four straight.

Ironi Kiryat Ata won two State Cups in volleyball last night. Kiryat Ata's men's team won the cup for the second year in a row, while their women's team made it four straight.

The men's team defeated first place Hapoel Be'er Tuvia/Hazor three sets to one: 25-23, 25-18, 17-25 and 25-23. During the men's third set, the victorious women's team brought out their cup, but when the men lost the third set, the cup was put away for fear it was a jinx.

There was no doubt which team would win the women's cup last night. Kiryat Ata had already beaten Ra'anana, the only team capable of threatening them, 3-2 in the quarterfinal. Kiryat Ata beat Maccabi Ironi Tichon Hadera in 55 minutes last night, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15 and 25-19). The result was so expected that neither team showed great emotion when the match was finished.