The college women’s volleyball team started and ended strong, ultimately securing a victory for MVHS. Even after losing speed in the third set, the team executed a clean and successful game.
Despite the lack of the home advantage, MVHS beat Homestead 3-0. As a result, their record for the year is 19-2.
The first set got MVHS off to a good start as the plays and serves were smooth and well executed. The set ended in a 9-25 victory for MVHS.
“We played a really clean game,” said Katie Johnson, MVHS volleyball coach. “We didn’t make a lot of mistakes in the first game. We made one [error], which is about as clean as a game you can play.
In the second set, MVHS continued to perform strong plays and made some good defensive blocks as well. The team retained the energy of the first set and won 11-25.
Johnson was proud of the hard work and consistency of her player. She particularly credited Lyric Manson and Millie Kopp for some exceptional pieces.
[Manson] has been particularly impacting on the block, which is what we needed against this team who seem to have their most improved player on the block. Having that mid-mid roster was really a clutch for us.
After the second set, MVHS started to lose momentum. Homestead’s intermediate players helped them get more points than previous sets, allowing Homestead to gain ground.
“Homestead is a very well-trained team,” said Johnson, “And so for us to work as hard as we did and do as well as we did was really exciting.”
However, MVHS kept their lead and, despite a few small mistakes, managed to finish strong with a score of 20-24 in the third set.
“And in Game 3, you know, we might have run out of steam a little bit but we still finished which is great,” Johnson said. “I’m just proud of them, they did really well tonight and it’s good when everything goes according to plan and when they perform.