Mustang girls can’t keep up with fourth-ranked Cubs

Mustang girls can’t keep up with fourth-ranked Cubs

by Logan Gilman

Going up against the fourth-ranked team in class 3A, Nevada, the PCM Mustang volleyball team knew they had a substantial challenge ahead of them. Nevada’s height and talent proved to be too much, as the girls fell in straight sets in front of a home crowd on Oct. 9, with scores of 25-7, 25-12 and 25-14.
The Mustangs hung with Nevada early on in the set, but Nevada pulled away with an 11-0 run to secure the win. PCM inched closer in the second set, where they were only down 15-11 at one point, but the Cubs fought off the scrappy Mustangs to win the second set, as well. The Mustangs scored a game high 14 points in the final set of the night, thanks to a 5-0 run at the end, but it was too little too late for the Mustang girls. The loss makes the Mustangs 7-18 overall and 2-5 in the difficult Heart of Iowa Conference.
Senior Ashley Van Gorp said, “I think that we played well considering they are ranked. I think that we struggled with serve receive, but I feel we did really well working together.”
The varsity squad will be in action tonight at 7 p.m., at home for Senior Night against the Norsemen of Roland-Story.