Lady Patriots Volleyball falls to Mustangs in straight sets

Indy's Piper Glasgow returns a shot. (Ron Morris)
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Lilly Repak setting up a shot on a serve. (Ron Morris)
Jessica Draffen with on the court action. (Ron Morris)
Jai Iraheta with a kill shot. (Ron Morris)
Abriana Berry and Jai Iraheta in action. (Ron Morris)

The Lady Patriots after coming off a nifty 3-2 set victory over Rocky River, fell in three straight sets to the Mustangs from Myers Park High School in a conference match.

It was apparent from the outset the Mustangs had the height and physical athletic advantage over the Patriots in this conference match-up. However, the Patriots gave it everything they had and competed valiantly to only fall short in each set.

They showed a lot of character and fought hard, but many of the kill shots for apparent winners by the Patriots were returned by the stout Mustang defenders who kept the volley alive until their taller and more athletic front line at the net could deliver a winner.

This match had a large amount of long volley’s which clearly showed how both teams played aggressively and the competition was fierce at times as players sacrificed their bodies diving for balls all over the court.

However, when all was said and done the Mustangs would wear down the Patriots and outscore the home team 75 to 41 without much of a struggle by keeping the ball alive and making the most of their opportunities and some Patriot mistakes.

Elizabeth Andrews, Justice Lee, Sophia Ternes, Jessica Draffen, Jai Iraheta, Piper Glasgow along with Holly Hunter, Abrianna Berry, Lilly Repak, Mallory Shaver, Juliana Charles and Areej Hafez gave it their all, but were outmatched by a stronger and deeper Mustang team.

Team             Sets       1        2        3       Total

Mustangs                    25      25       25       3

Patriots                       10      18       13       0

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