The Lady Mustang volleyball team finished a great week of competition on Sept 11 with a victory in the Chariton tournament. Davis County dominated the competition going 5-0 in matches and 10-0 in sets during the day.
Davis County started the day with a win over South Central Conference rival Albia. The Lady Mustangs won the first set 21-15 and the second set 21-16.
Davis County also faced Wayne and North Mahaska in pool play. Against Wayne, Davis County scored a 21-8 win in the opening set and finished off the Falcons with a 21-7 performance in the second set.
North Mahaska provided some good competition at the beginning of that set but Davis County just overpowered them with strong play at the net and in the back row. After winning the first set 21-15, Davis County won the second set 21-6 to finish with records of 3-0 and 6-0 in the pool play division.
Davis County moved into bracket play to play Chariton in the opening round. Chariton finished second in the other pool play division, which set up the match with Davis County. The Lady Mustangs scored a 25-16 win in the first set and finished with a 25-18 win in the second set.
The victory set up a rematch with Albia in the championship. The Blue Demons played hard against Davis County. However, the Lady Mustangs finished out the day with a 2-0 victory. They beat the Blue Demons 25-18 and 25-21 to win the tournament championship.
“I’m really proud of this team and how we’ve shown up this year. Everyone has played a key part and everyone has been rooting for each other. I believe we are more of a family this year and that chemistry has helped prove what we can truly do. I’m excited to see how far we can go this year,” said Stephyn Wilfawn of her teammates.
“This year, more than ever, I am proud to call myself a Mustang because this team has brought us all together. Even in our closest games, we have found a way to fight harder,” said Kallie Greiner.
“It was good to win our second tournament of the season and we did it without dropping a set. We’re on a bit of a winning streak right now, and I think the girls are continuing to gain confidence in their skills and each other,” said Coach Brooke Mason.
“We saw different hitters shine in each match of this tournament, much like the last tournament. Our serving continues to be consistent, and we have five servers at 93% efficiency or higher so far this season. They include Chloe Fetcho, Kara Greiner, Cadan VanLaningham, Kayla Joos, and Sophia Young,” said Mason.
“Chloe Fetcho also notched her 1,000th assist in our first set of the morning. We are very proud of her. I am lucky to get to spend my time with such an awesome group of girls. They show good sportsmanship and are good competitors,” said Mason.
“We are gearing up to play Albia again in a conference match (Tuesday Sept. 14). Although we’ve beaten them twice already, the girls know that they will have to work for this win too,” said Mason.