NEW SMYRNA BEACH — The Lady 'Cudas suffered a heartbreaking, five-set playoff loss on their home court Saturday as their magical season came to a close. 

New Smyrna Beach (22-7) took the district by storm this season and cruised to two straight sweeps in the playoffs before falling (21-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 7-15) to Viera in the regional final. 

"It stings," head coach Brittany Owen said. "But that is what happens when you get two really great teams head-to-head battling it out."