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Lady Huskies falls to tough Central Dauphin Volleyball squad

Central Dauphin 3, Mifflin County 0

CD 25 25 25

MC  9    9  15

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – The true meaning of heart is not always be counted in wins and losses.

Sometimes it’s as simple as getting better as you go and even when things look dim you still reach down and fight and battle.

Coming into Tuesday night, the Lady Huskies welcomes a very seasoned and talented Central Dauphin team.

After dropping game one and two 25-9 and 25-9, the Lady Huskies hung tough in the final game, losing just 25-15.

“Central Dauphin is always a tough team to play. It’s just a matter of keeping our heads in the game,” said Mifflin County Coach Krystena Mayo. “Central Dauphin is a strong team. They gave some great players. They have a great defense and a great offense. They showed up ready tonight.”

And showed up they did.

The Rams started out the opening contest going on a 8-0. Picking up the service points was Allison Stubblefield.

In the run, Mifflin County battled with some long volleys but the Rams always had the final advantage.

Trailing 8-1, Mifflin County got its first service points of the game thanks to an ace by Kiana Sechler.

But then Central Dauphin went on another mini run, posting a 4-point run.

Standing on the service line for the Rams was Abby Wagner.

Despite the hot hand of Central Dauphin, Mifflin County was able to put two consecutive service points together, making it a 15-6 contest.

Scoring those points for the Huskies was Kashia Smith who had two strong serves that put the Rams back on their heels.

But from there it would be all Central Dauphin as it went on a 9-3 run.

It was more of the same in the second game, as the Huskies had some impressive moments but it would be the Rams that would have more en route to a second 25-9 win.

In the final set Mifflin County cane alive and for most of the match went toe-to-toe with the Rams.

Mifflin County took the lead for the first time on a service point by Gianna Hopple.

However, Central Dauphin would get the side out and a service point  by Stubblefield.

From there the two teams exchanged side outs 10 times before another service point would be made.

The Rams built up a 10-7 advantage but the Huskies battled back with a side out on a Audrey Jordan kill.

From there Sechler picked up two points on strong play from the Huskies front line and a blast by Jade Morningstar, tying it at 10.

But that would be as close as Mifflin County would get as the Rams found a way to explode for a 15-5 run to take home the win.

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