Disappointing end to roller coaster season

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by Kinsey Phipps

This was a season of ups and downs for the Mustang varsity volleyball team. The first round of
postseason regionals for the girls was on Oct. 27 at North Polk. After a crushing loss to North Polk earlier in the season, hope was in the air to get revenge. Even though the game was well fought, revenge never came upon the Comets, when they stole the game away, winning 3-0.
The game started off rough, as the girls lost the first set 25-10. The next set went much better, but it wasn’t enough to take the set away from the Comets, losing 25-18. The score of the last match of the season for the girls was 25-13.
“I wish to improve on serve receive passing and aggressive serving for next season. I think we did a lot better than we did last year, and next year it will be even better,” junior Ashley Van Gorp said.
Senior Courtney Van Houweling lead the way with kills and digs with seven of each. Van Gorp had two blocks and went 8-8 serving. The leader in assists was sophomore Jayci Vos. Vos had eight assists and went 10-11 serving with one ace.
“We definitely improved this year and played some good volleyball,” Head Coach Mollie Keitges said. “To take it to the next level and become a championship volleyball program, we really need to continue working on consistency. We need to become a team that is consistent with our volleyball skills and also consistent with our level of intensity, effort and hard work.”