Morgan Boukather was so ready for the Battle of the Bay.
Corona del Mar High hadn't beaten Newport Harbor in the annual rivalry match since 2004, when the current seniors were still just sixth graders.
But the Sea Kings have a strong senior class this year. And Boukather wasn't going to let the pneumonia she'd been battling throughout the week get in the way of beating rival Newport Harbor.
She had 11 kills as CdM stunned the Sailors in three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24 on Nov. 5.
Two days earlier, she hadn't practiced. The next day, Coach Darryl Gan said he gave Boukather plenty of rest during the team's Pacific Coast League finale against Beckman.
"I was just on medication, and [using] inhalers," Boukather said. "I got through it. I think I was just so pumped up on adrenaline."