Split triangular brightens future

by Kinsey Phipps

On Sept. 28, the Mustangs saddled up and rode to Roland-Story High School. The PCM varsity volleyball team was ready to face the Roland-Story Norsemen and the Carlisle Wildcats for the win. The Mustangs fell short, losing to the Norseman 2-0 with scores of 21-15 and 21-16, respectively. Though PCM lost to Roland-Story, they came on top against Carlisle with a 2-1 win.
Juniors Kaylee Townsend and Katie Vande Wall and sophomore Regan Olson were the leaders in kills, each smacking down three. Senior Ashley Van Gorp had the most digs with eight. Townsend blocked the most kills with three.
PCM lost the first game to the Wildcats with a score of 21-16. However, they persevered and won the next two with scores of 21-11 and 21-14, respectively.
Townsend and freshman Maddie Samson lead the girls in kills with five each, and both had two blocks. Junior Tatum Nearmyer got 11 digs that night. Junior Kayla Jennings had 19 assists.
Jennings said, “We finally started to click as a team and worked together. Sometimes we get up and lose it, but this time we finished the game strong.”