MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Excessive Faculty volleyball crew continued its robust 2023 season with a 3-0 sweep of OVAC 5A and Class AAA opponent John Marshall on Tuesday evening contained in the Rowdie Middle.
The Mohigans now maintain a match report of 12-0 this season, with a set report of 24-1, the one set loss coming in a best-of-one event match in opposition to North Catholic Excessive Faculty (Pa.) ten days in the past. Aside from that set, they’re unscathed in opposition to competitors in a full match (better of three or 5).
JM just lately earned a giant win over College and got here into Tuesday’s match trying to proceed its run however head coach Erica Manor’s membership shut the door on each try by the guests to realize momentum for a difference-making scoring run. Exterior hitting on offense and a robust defensive effort in opposition to the Monarchs entrance line carried the hosts to a different sweep.
“We tried some completely different personnel in some completely different positions tonight and I believed we responded properly by way of the ups and downs of the match tonight,” Manor stated. “Offensively we had been transferring the ball round properly and on protection, we did properly to cease their massive hitters inside.”
The opening set was managed by MHS all through, opening with a 6-0 lead that grew to 13-4, then 19-9, and finally 22-14. The latter deficit proved too nice for JM to beat within the first set as MHS gained 25-16.
The second set started otherwise with the rating tied at 4 early on as neither crew allowed the opposite to realize momentum. Then the Mohigans went on a scoring run of seven straight factors to guide 11-4.
The Monarchs earned three straight factors of their very own to cease the bleeding and after trailing 12-7, went on a scoring run to tie the sport at 13 a bit and pressure MHS into its first timeout of the match.
JM managed to take its first lead of the evening at 16-15 however the offense of MHS got here alive, keen the hosts right into a rally and increasing a result in 4 factors, 20-16. Giatta Iquinto got here up with two massive kills for her crew after having hassle discovering her rhythm early on offense.
Senior libero Grace DeVall gave a robust effort on the defensive back-line to maintain the hitters of JM in verify. DeVall gained’t be the participant for MHS to leap and spike the ball for a kill on offense, however she stated realizing her function and sticking to what she does greatest is all the time her mindset.
“To be a well-rounded participant you must be snug doing issues nearly each place is doing,” DeVall stated. “Passing, setting, serving, and even selecting up my teammates once we lose some extent or one thing doesn’t go our means. It’s necessary to me that my teammates know that I’ve their backs.”
The Mohigans gained the second set 25-17 after surviving the robust effort from JM to rally right into a lead.
The third set started the identical because the second tied at 4 every and as soon as once more, the Mohigans had been the crew to interrupt the impasse and open a lead at 10-5.
That lead finally grew to 16-10 because the Monarchs discovered themselves with their backs in opposition to the wall, needing to chop into the lead as quickly as doable.
Fortuitously for MHS, the door was slammed shut on the JM offense as soon as once more after a 17-11 lead turned 19-12, and finally the ultimate rating of 25-17.
“We’ve a aim for OVACs and we’re going to proceed to take it one sport at a time specializing in what’s in entrance of us,” Manor stated.
Morgantown will return residence on Thursday night with Blazer Excessive Faculty (Ky.) making the journey to MHS.