Volleyball season closes; Mustangs fall short

Countdown to Prom

by Kinsey Phipps

Stakes were higher than they have ever been as the PCM varsity volleyball team loaded up the bus on Oct. 19 and headed to Eddyville for the first round of District playoffs. The spiking ‘Stangs faced the EBF (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) Rockets. PCM fought for every point, but their season ending when they lost to the Rockets 3-0.

District play is best out of five sets to 25 points. If the team goes to the fifth tie-breaking game, the points will stop at 15.

The first set was point-for-point. However, the Rockets took it away, winning 25-19.

Senior Kayla Jennings had the most serves with 10 out of 10. She had 100-percent serving efficiency on the night. Jennings had the most assists with 10, as well.

The second set was an uphill battle for the Mustangs. The Rockets soared over the ‘Stangs, taking the set 25-12.

Senior Katie Vande Wall and sophomore Avery Stock had the most digs with five each. Vande Wall also took the cake for most attacks, pounding six to the ground.

The third and last set for 2016 PCM volleyball was a back-and-forth battle, but they lost to EBF with a final score of 25-20.

That’s a wrap for your 2016 Mustang varsity netters. Be sure to support the PCM football team in the rest of their season, and watch out for senior Chris Ellens who is running in the State cross country meet this Saturday, Oct. 29 in Fort Dodge. 

“Next year, I am looking forward to something new. We are losing a lot of our starting varsity players [due to graduation] after this year,” junior Olivia Lippman said. “So, I’m excited to see what we can put together to have a great and fun season.”