The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs volleyball team was able to make it three wins in a row as they defeated cross-county opponent Whiteoak on Thursday night with a score of 3-2.
The Lady Mustangs got things rolling with a close win in the first set with a final score of 25-22. But the Lady ‘Cats of Whiteoak came back with a vengeance and won the next two sets 25-13 and 25-19.
In game four, Lynchburg showed that they were’t going down without a fight and went on a roll winning the set 25-12 and forcing a deciding fifth set.
In that set, it was a hard-fought, back and forth fight which ended with the Lady Mustangs on top with a final of 15-12.
“Coming off fair, we were sluggish,” said Lady Mustangs’ coach Mark Faust after the win. “Last night [against West Union] we were able to find a way and same thing here tonight. Whiteoak handled us in the Highland County tournament there at the beginning of the year so we knew we were up for a steep challenge tonight. These girls rose to the occasion when they needed to and the best thing about these last two games is that we started well and then dug ourselves a hole, but then battles back to win. I am really happy with our mental toughness in the fourth and fifth sets these last three games.”
“I told the girls in the locker room that we can
The Lady Mustangs improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference.
“I told the girls in the locker room that we cannot lose that first game,” said Whiteoak coach Katie Pollard after the tough loss. “We’ve been using that game as a warm-up and our goal for the rest of the season is to stop that from happening. I can’t fault the girls’ effort tonight but we have to keep our heads up. We have a couple girls that get down and we just need to pull each other together at certain times. We can’t have sets where we only score 12 points. That can’t happen.”
The Lady ‘Cats fall to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the SHAC.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.