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.
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