The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs held their “Dig for Pink” volleyball game on Wednesday night in order to raise money for and raise awareness for Cancer.
They were hosting the Blanchester Lady Wildcats for the contest.
The Lady Mustangs lost the contest with a score of 3-1 but were able to raise just under $1400 on the night thanks to fans and donations that were raffled off. The money raised on the night will go to the Healthcare Alliance of Clinton County.
Lynchburg started a little slow against their opponent Blanchester in the first set, getting themselves down early, but once they got warmed up, they came rushing back and took the first set with a final score of 25-18.
After that, the Lynchburg girls seemed to lose their focus for the remainder of the night. They lost the second set 25-20, dug themselves another hole in the third set but managed to come back only to fade out towards the end of the set and lost 25-23. In the fourth set, the Lady Mustangs still could get things back on track and ended the night with a 25-16 loss in the final set and brought the end of the game with a score of 3-1.
“I think we were incredibly good the first set,” said Lynchburg head coach Mark Faust after the game. “I don’t know if we could have played a whole lot better than that. Then I don’t know if we got satisfied with that or maybe we just got physically tired since it’s out third game in three nights. I don’t know. Something happened after the end of that first set. We just weren’t the same team after that.”
Coach Faust also had a few things to say about the night being the “Dig for Pink” night.
“The girls spent a lot of time and effort getting ready for this.” Faust said. “I was a little worried that was going to be their focus tonight, because we’ve went to a few of these events this year and the other teams seemed distracted. I don’t think we were distracted tonight. I think the girls did a great job of preparing for the event and then preparing for the match. They enjoy doing things like this.”
Even with the loss, the Lady Mustangs must focus on the future and a game with the Whiteoak Lady ‘Cats next Tuesday, a game that will be played at Whiteoak and could mean a league championship for the Lynchburg girls. A league championship hasn’t been won by a Lynchburg-Clay volleyball team in 25 years (1990).
“If we can win Tuesday night, I think we’ll just about have won the big school division,” said Mark Faust. “There are still a couple factors for that to happen. West Union and I believe Peebles are a game behind us in the loss column. But I still think if we win Tuesday night, mathematically, worst case scenario is a share of the big school title.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.