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SC tops MC in volleyball action

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – State College showed why its been a force to be reckoned with year-in and year-out in girls high school volleyball as it brought it’s a-game Monday night to the Mifflin County gym- defeating Mifflin County 3-0.

The young Mifflin County team fought valiantly throughout, even taking the Little Lions to a 15-25 contest in the third and final game.

In the first two matches, State College 25-7 and 25-6.

Leading the way in the front line was Kyla Irwin who was a deadly from the offensive and defensive sides, coming up with numerous blocks.

With nothing but pride on the line in the final game, Mifflin County gave State College everything they could handle before the Little Lions put the game on ice 25-15.

Mifflin County opened the game with a 2-0 lead thanks to the service points from Jenna Snyder.

Then like in the first two games, the State College offense got off and running in full gear.

Abigail Horner notched six consecutive service points, putting her team up 7-2.

State College ran up a 10-3 lead before Mifflin County started its comeback attempt.

Demma Franklin helped her team get back into the contest, posting six service points in a row to tie things at 10.

From there the game went back and forth.

But Mifflin County was not able to battle back the whole way as they fell, ending the contest 3-0.

In the first game, the Little Lions got things started by going on a 10-3 lead, in the run Jane Moran got things going with seven consecutive service points. In that run, Moran picked up three aces.

Mifflin County rallied back thanks to the play of Chloe Benner that helped pull her team to within five – diving to save the ball and putting it over to the State College side.

An ace by Anna Aurand put the State College lead to 10-5.

Irwin provided her team with some insurance points -posting the next five points in a row. In that run, Irwin picked up three aces.

Trailing by 11, Mifflin County’s Bryn Ferguson proved to be a force up front as well – placing a spike and a drop in laub bringing her team to within 10, 17-7.

But that would be as close as the Huskies would get as Sydney McNulty put her team on her back collecting the final eight points en route to the game one victory.

State College played a sound second game of the contest as well, posting a convincing 25-6 victory.


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