Maggie Mustangs Liam Brown, left, and Max Schmeltzer attempt to block this spike from a Kelowna Owl during a Pen High senior volleyball tournament in September. On Wednesday, the Mustangs earned a three-game sweep of the Oliver Hornets. Mark Brett/Western News

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The Maggie Mustangs senior boys volleyball team picked up close wins over Hornets

The Maggie Mustangs senior boys volleyball team improved to 4-3 in AA Okanagan Valley League play.

On Wednesday, the Mustangs earned a three-set victory over the Southern Okanagan Secondary School (Oliver) Hornets, 25-22, 29-27 and 25-23 in Oliver. Mustangs coach Rich Corrie said they had a slow start in all the sets, but “showed determination while coming from behind.” “In the second set we were down 24-19 and with strong serving from Nate McLennan were able to complete the comeback,” said Corrie. “We scrambled on defence quite well, keeping a lot of balls alive. We want to keep building on that defensive intensity and incorporate it into all parts of our game, covering hits, tips and block coverage.”

Last week the Mustangs lost to the George Elliott Coyotes who are ranked fourth provincially. Corrie said against the Coyotes, the players stepped up their team play and defence as they are still adjusting to the speed of the senior game.

Our ability to read and anticipate is improving,” he said. “We still lack consistency in passing and serving, we will continue to work on that.”

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