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Cumberland Valley tops MC in Volleyball action

Cumberland Valley 3, Mifflin County 0

CV  25 25 25

MC  11 19    7

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County Volleyball teams played hard and showed what they could do in their game against Cumberland Valley.

However, the Eagles came in and was able to pick up the 3-0 victory.

Cumberland Valley won 25-11,25-19 and 25-7.

In the second game, the Huskies battled and went toe-to-toe with the Eaglesfor most of the match before falling 25-19.

Cumberland Valley got off to a 2-0 advantage.

Mifflin County and Cumberland Balley exchanged side outs.

Holding a 4-1 advantage, Mifflin County battled back to cut it to just a 4-3 deficit on a side out and a service point by Kiana Sechler and a blast from Audrey Jordan.

The Eagles added two more points to up their lead to 6-3.

But then the Huskies offense took over.

When Cumberland Valley served the wide right, Mifflin County went on a scoring run of four consecutive service points by Maddie Myers.

In that run, the front row of the Huskies were dominant.

The two would battle back and forth as the team tied each other again at 10.

Cumberland Valley march ahead pulling away at 14-11.

But back came Mifflin County battled back with three consecutive aces by Kaitlyn Kick.

Side outs came aplenty as the two went on seven consecutive side outs before Cumberland Valley would take the lead on a service point by Jania Robinson.

Mifflin County got as close as 20-19 before the Eagles went on a 5-0 run to win the second match.

“I think it’s a confidence thing. I say it over and over that we play tougher teams that our competition level is not quite there so that is intimidating to the girls,” said Mifflin County coach Krysten Mayo. “For the most part in the second set they  definitely cane back and pulled through. We were able to control our passing. We weren’t doing any type of over passing. Once they see they can get the pass in they could take a swing or get a hand on the ball. They do battle and find it in themselves once in a while and see the good stuff they can accomplish on the court. We’re working.”

In the first game, the Eagles came out to an early battle with Mifflin County, outscoring them 6-5 before going on a 5-0 run on the service points by Izzy Reisinger.

The two teams then exchanged side outs four consecutive times.

Holding a 13-7, Cumberland Valley got four consecutive points from Kerra Lehman, upping the visitors lead to 17-7.

But the Huskies didn’t quit as Kiana Sechler posted two service points to put her team within striking distance at 17-10.

But the Eagles would pull away, winning 25-11.

In the final match, the two teams started out tied at six early on but the Eagles got hot and went on a 19-1 run to end the contest.

“Passing was definitely a struggle for us tonight. Once we talked we said to them before that it’s about adjusting with them. So that’s on thing they do struggle with, our hitters adjusting to our servers,” said Mayo. “In that first match we trailed a lot because we just could not adjust to the server.”

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