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STEVE LASKO/For the Chronicle
Crystal River senior Kaite Eichler bumps the ball to a teammate Aug. 23 at home against Weeki Wachee. The Pirate setter had a stunning 76 assists through the first two matches of the season. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com
A setting machine

C.J. Risak

Correspondent

The season’s first week, and already Crystal River’s volleyball team had gone to the five-set limit against each of its two very tough opponents. Senior setter Kaite Eichler was showing it after a loss to Belleview — the Pirates beat Weeki Wachee two nights earlier with a remarkable comeback — balancing an ice pack over a sore wrist.

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