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State College cruises to a win over Huskies in volleyball

STATE COLLEGE – Despite having a few strong moments on the court, the Mifflin County girls volleyball team ran into a veteran-laden State College team that has been playing in mid-season form.
The Huskies fell 3-0, 25-6, 25-5, 25-7.
“Some of it maybe because State College is such a consistent team, a strong team and a strong serving team,” Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. “They leave little room for error on their part. Playing against a team that consistent and that strong maybe a little intimidating to the girls.”
In the first game, State College broke open a 1-1 tie thanks to a hard hitting server Jess Irwin. Or wins serving finesse mixed with a hard hitting front line provided the Little Lions to go on an 7-0 run before the Huskies forced a long serve to pick up the side out point. In the run, Irwin collected two aces.
Leading 9-2, State and Mifflin County exchanged two side outs each, putting the ball in the hands of Alli Henderson.
Henderson picked back up the momentum collecting eight consecutive service points.
Highlighting the runs were point giving spikes by Irwin and Annie Summers, upping the lead to 19-4.
After forcing a side out, Mifflin County got its first service point by Kylie Wakefield. She was helped offensively by a block by Bryn Fergusion, making it 6-19.
However, the Little Lions ended the run as Katie Finlan finished things collecting six consecutive service points, three of which were aces, taking home the 25-6 victory.
Things didn’t get much better for the visiting team in the second game when State College broke open a 1-1 tie once again, picking up 11 consecutive service points from a very hot handed Kayla Irwin. In the run, Irwin handed out four aces en route to the 13-1 advantage.
After a Mifflin County side out, Shania Teenie picked up the Huskies first and only service point of the game for Mifflin County.
From there State College outscored Mifflin County 12-2 for the 25-5 win.
“I feel tonight that the pocket to we weren’t playing well was because we were hesitant, we were a little slow in getting to the ball and late to make a decision getting over to the ball. That is the big thing we have to work on in the future,” Zeger added.
The third game proved to be much of the same for both teams when State College ended the game and the evening as 25-7 winners.
Mifflin County will have little time to dwell on the past as they are back home tonight at the Mifflin County gym as they host Cumberland Valley on Meet the Huskies Night.

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