(2009 - 2010) - Volleyball - Varsity

vs. WIN - Greenville: 25-22,26-24,25-23,

Date: Sep. 15, 2009
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Mauldin High School

MAVERICKS  WINS AGAINST GREENVILLE-  Come see them take on Dorman at Home - Tuesday night @ 6:30 PM.


Mavs get back on track against Red Raiders

After traveling on Monday to the Lions Den in Central, the Lady Mavs volleyball girls looked to get back on track Tuesday night at home against the Red Raiders of Greenville High.  The matchup was a rematch of an earlier season match won in 3 straight games by the Lady Mavs and from the outset it was apparent that the Red Raiders were looking for revenge.

In Game 1, the Lady Mavs got off to a slow start with a procedural error and some shaky passes surrounded by a lone kill by junior Heather Granger to find themselves down 5-2.  After the two teams traded kills, the Red Raiders took advantage of some more errors by the home team and stretched their lead to 8-3.  Greenville, however, started to make some errors of their own and senior Jordan Stovall sandwiched 2 aces around a Red Raider error and junior Chelsey Scott smashed a kill and the Mavs were back within 1 at 9-8.  The game remained close but the Lady Mavs could not get the upper hand until a Granger kill finally put the Mavs ahead for the first time at 18-17.  Following a couple more Red Raider errors and timeout, the Mavs had stormed ahead 20-17.  Following the timeout, there was fight in the Red Raiders who scored the next four points to retake the lead at 21-20.  However, there was also fight in the Lady Mavs, who got an Ace from senior Kim Minor, another Scott kill and finally a Granger kill to take game 1 25-22.

 In Game 2, the Lady Raiders again came out strong and took advantage of more Mauldin errors to take an early 4-1 lead.  An ace from senior Melissa Ungar and a Stovall kill brought the Mavs back even at 4.  After an exchange of kills between the two teams, the Red Raiders again stormed ahead turning a 14-13 lead into a 17-13 lead on three straight kills on blocks.  The team from the West End further stretched the lead to 19-13 on two more Mauldin errors.  The team traded three points each and it looked like the Red Raiders would take game 2 as the lead was 22-16.  However, the Red Raiders were getting tight and committed 3 straight errors, Kim Minor served two aces and after 2 more Red Raider errors, the Mavs found themselves in the lead at 23-22.  Three more errors between the teams left the score tied at 24-24 and we were head for extra points.  The Mavs took the lead at 25-24 on a Granger kill and the Lady Mavs perceived to take game 2 on a final Greenville hitting error.

The Greenville head coach was not happy with the officiating at the end of game two and earned a yellow and a red card to allow the Mavs to start game 3 with a 1-0 lead.  The Red Raiders looked a bit startled by the events at the end of game 2, and the Lady Mavs raced to a 5-1 lead behind the serving of senior Kim Minor who had 2 early aces.  After an exchange of points, senior Brandy Cessarich provided a nice kill from the outside to push the lead to 7-2.  However, the Lady Raiders regained their composure and brought the fight back to the Lady Mavs and quickly tied the score at 8.  The game was the close throughout with ties at 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18 and 20.  At this point, the Mavs finally got down to business.  Sophomore Laura Woodlee blocked a Greenville attack for a kill, followed by an Ungar kill and a Granger kill to give the Mavs a 23-20 lead.  Two Greenville kills were surrounded by a Greenville error to leave the Mavs on precipice of victory 24-22.  A Mauldin pass error made it 24-23, but the Red Raiders gave it right back with a service error and the Mavs had won game three 25-23.

So on a night when the Lady Mavs played a bit sloppy, against a gritty and determined Lady Red Raiders team, they were still able to pull out a tough match 3 games to none and improve their season record to 8-4.  They get the next week off to get healthy and work on improving and tightening up their game.  Region play starts next Tuesday with a home match against the always tough Dorman Cavaliers.  Game Time 6:30.

Landers, Dana 6 2 0 0 192
Granger, Heather 9 56 0 5 113
Whitten, Kayla 16 3 106 0 35
Minor, Kimberly 13 0 110 0 25
Stovall, Jordan 15 62 0 2 44
Ungar, Melissa 13 47 0 6 21
Woodlee, Laura 0 40 1 3 7
Ewing, Chloe 1 1 0 0 48
Faith, Katie 6 24 1 1 14
Cooper, Emily 0 2 0 0 27
Cessarich, Brandy 0 3 0 0 25
Brown, Kristina 0 19 2 0 6
Scott, Chelsey 0 9 0 0 7