The Lady Mustangs had a win and two losses in two tournaments.
The Macksville Lady Stangs volleyball team finished last week with one win and two loses at the Kiowa County Invitational Tournament last Saturday.
And earlier on Tuesday at home, also wound up with one win and two loses. But that one win was something special that turned into a real barn burner, the Stangs coming out on top defeating a cross-county rival.
Starting on Tuesday’s matches, the match for the day was when the Lady Stangs butted heads against the St. John Lady Tigers in the final match, the Macksville gals defeating the Tigers in two sets, 25-20, 25 -22.
Earlier that day, the Stangs took a loss from the Ellinwood Lady Eagles 20-25, 23-25.
At Kiowa County, the Lady Stangs wound up playing the Rebels of South Gray and losing in three sets 18-25, 25-23, 13-25, then defeated the Ness City Eagles 25-23, 25-21. The toughest team the Stangs met that day was the Bucklin Red Aces, the Lady Stangs taking their second loss 13-25, 23-25.
Getting into the details of the Macksville-St. John match, to show just how close things were, it took 11 ties, the first one at 2-2, the last one at 20-20. The Lady Stangs scored the last five points and took the first set 25-20.
The second set stayed close, with the Lady Tigers taking the lead. On the third tie 6-6, the Stangs took and kept the lead until the very last tie at 23 all, then captured the last three volleys to take the second set 25-22 and the match.
About that last match, what it doesn’t show on paper, there were a number of long volleys through both sets, making it a highly, intense and long match.
Earlier against the Ellinwood Eagles, the first set was close with 8 ties, taking 19 volleys, the score tied at 10-10. The Eagles then took the lead and kept it to the end. Ellinwood takes the first set 20-25.
The second set had the Lady Stangs falling behind 1-5. After two ties 8-8, 9-9, Macksville led until the score was again tied at 17-17. Things went back and forth with two more ties 21-21, 23-23, the Eagles take the second set 23-25 and the match.
Moving back to Kiowa County, Macksville’s jv placed fourth on the junior varsity side of the isle.