The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs volleyball team hosted Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent Fayetteville on Thursday night and were able to come away with the 3-1 victory. The win puts them at 10-4 overall on the season and an impressive 5-1 in league play.
The first two sets of the night were neck-and-neck as each game ended with a score of 25-23, with Lynchburg winning the first and Fayetteville taking the second. Lynchburg came back in the third set and dominated their opponent taking the lead 2-1 with a 25-13 win. In the fourth set, it looked as if Fayetteville might force a fifth set as they had an 18-10 lead at one point in the game. The Lady Mustangs turned it on in the last part of the set and came back with a frenzy of points and took the win with a score of 25-23.
“I think when we’re focused and locked in on the game mentally, we’re good,” said Lynchburg-Clay Head Coach Mark Faust after the win. “But we have lapses. We need to improve our consistency. We’ll play a set and a half really good and then we’ll play a set and a half really bad. It extends our energy and we end up just having to play more. As we play some better competition in our league, it’s going to be difficult to get wins when we have that lack of consistency. That last set is a prime example of what we’ve been doing. We were okay in the beginning, the middle stretch was terrible and then we were good at the end to a point where we were able to do what we did. If we can get that last 10-15 points on a consistent basis, we’re a tough team to beat.”
Leading the Lady Mustangs in kills was Shelby Marshall and Tyler Griffith with 15. McKayla Creed had 32 assists and Brittany Ernst had eight aces.
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