Mustangs get hammered by Hawks

Countdown to Prom

by Wes Cummings

Oct. 6 was not a great day for the Mustang volleyball girls, as the South Hamilton Hawks hosted the Mustangs and won in dominant fashion. The match was ended in three sets with the Hawks sweeping the competition 3-0. In the first set the Mustangs came out slow and couldn’t keep, losing 25-9. The Mustangs improved over the night but still came up short the second and third set 25-15 and 25-20. Kaylee Townsend did her job with four blocks in the competition. Also, Kayla Jennings led the team with 15 assists.

“South Hamilton is a good team” said senior Tatum Nearmyer. “We were able to volley with them, we had some really good plays. Overall I think we did well.” Nearmyer lead the night with five kills.

The volleyball girls have a record of 4-28 so far in the the 2016 season. The Mustangs are lead by senior Katie Vande Wall with 105 kills on the year. Kayla Jennings is serving it up with 191 successful serves and 23 aces. Also, Kaylee Townsend is wreaking some havoc upfront with 62 total blocks.

“I feel like our team has improved a lot on passing this year. Our record my not show it, but we have came closer as a team.” Vande Wall explains.“At the beginning of the year our attitudes about volleyball were not very good, but as the year has gone by our attitude has improved.”

The Mustangs are back in action on Saturday, Oct. 15 for the Fairfield tournament. They will be squaring up against Fairfield, Davis County, and Centerville.