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Historical run ends for MC volleyball, falls to rival State College

By Dom Reed

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County Huskies hosted a home district game in a clash with the State College Little Lions in the dawg pound.

Mifflin County played from behind pretty much the whole game falling to the Little Lions three sets to none totaling a 75-50 final score. It was 18-25, 14-25, 18-25.

State College had a strong performances Sarah Tate was a big part of this Lions team making big plays all around giving the home team the Huskies all they could handle. It was an all around great performance.

Jessie Campbell was a big part making big plays while Milley Mclaughlin helped her team by recording two kills in the winning effort.

Mifflin County senior Dakota Hershberger, had 12 kills and 11 digs, was a solid part of the offense and defense tonight doing everything she could do to help her team be successful. 

It was the miscues that hurt the Lady Huskies tonight as State College took advantage of the errors on top of an all out great performance for the Little Lions.

Husky Sophomore Emily Porch showed quickness and toughness playing her defensive specialist position well.

Riley Hine found holes on the opposing teams territory making some impressive and outstanding plays.

State College won set one 25-18 in set two State College jumped out to a three-point lead scoring three straight points.

That streak would end as The Little Lions would give up a point on a to many hits  making the score 3-1.

Mifflin County would only score 13 more points falling to State College in set 2 25-14.

In set three The Huskies jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. However, State College would take set three sweeping Mifflin County 25-18 to move on to the next round after a district win over the Huskies.

Despite the loss, the season would prove be historical and one that will one day be looked at as the beginning of a solid volleyball program.

“This team has completely turned around. They have gone from struggling every match to just fighting to the very end in every single play and it has to do with their dedication and determination,” said MIfflin County coach Jenna Slepicka. “We have three seniors, it’s really sad to see them leave.  They have built this incredible program that people hopefully are inspired by and will hopefully continue to come out and fight for us.”

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