Junior Mustangs sweep to victory

The Maggie Mustangs jr. girls volleyball team defeats Princeton and Keremeos

Taylor Reeder braces herself as she got set to make contact with the ball as the Maggie Mustangs played Princeton and Keremeos in AA Okanagan Valley action Thursday at home. Mark Brett/Western News

The Maggie Mustangs junior girls volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday in AA Okanagan Valley action.

The Mustangs defeated the Princeton Rebels 25-13 and 25-14, and downed the Keremeos Sparks 25-20 and 25-8.

“We played very well. We went out with a pretty good attitude,” said Mustangs coach Madison Wilms. “We are starting to gel as a team a lot more.”

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The Mustangs were led to victory by “amazing servers” said Wilms, who was challenged to rotate players in because they made several consecutive serves. Also helping the Mustangs was the work on tip coverage and setting up their hitters.

Mustangs effort comes up short

The Mustangs senior girls volleyball team lost matches to Okanagan Mission and Aberdeen Hall in Kelowna.

Mustangs coach Searra Becker said the players put up a good fight.

“Even though being down throughout the game, they still had the passion and the drive that they were trying to push through to still come out with a win, which is one thing in volleyball that you don’t always see a lot of,” said Becker. “Once a team gets down they generally start to fall apart.”

On Oct. 18, the Mustang hosted their two lone Kelowna league games losing to Kelowna Christian School in two sets, then picking up a three-set win over Okanagan Mission.

“That was a huge win for us as a team. The girls were having a ton of fun out there on the court,” said Becker. “They really pushed for the win. It was a really good opportunity for the girls to be out there and feel that experience.”

The Mustangs also benefited from having an energetic crowd, which Becker said was awesome.

Heading into their final week of league play, Becker wants to see her players improve their hustle and go for everything. She also wants to see them continuing to work as a team.

“Once you work as a team on the volleyball court, it really start to bring everything together,” she said.

 

Payton Ramage of the Maggie Mustangs junior girls volleyball gets a hold of the ball during AA Okanagan Valley action at home while playing Princeton and Keremeos. The Mustangs won both of their matches on Thursday. Mark Brett/Western News

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