The Lady Mustangs start their season 5-2.

The Macksville Lady Stangs volleyball team had a pretty good week, defeating the Kinsley Coyotes 18-15, 25-18, 27-25 and the Deerfield Spartans 25-10, 25-9 last Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday at Ness City, the Stangs broke even defeating the Stafford Trojans 25-13. 25-12 and losing to the Ness City Eagles 25-20, 25-10.

For the season, so far, the Lady Stangs have 5 wins and 2 losses.

Getting 25 Kills against Kinsley, six foot Brooke Smith had 6, Jennifer Ortiz and BrayLynn Anshutz, each had 5, Lexie Wright 4, Jenna Russell 3, and Jacquenlin Galan with 2. Having seven aces in all, Smith led the way with four, followed by Amber Plate and Wright, each with one. Smith had one block. Macksville’s back- court was keeping busy collecting 33 digs. Anshutz had 12, Wright with 6, Russell with 4, Ortis and Plate each had 3, and Galan and Smith each with two.

Russel had the lions share with 16, and Wright had two.

In serve receiving, the Lady Stangs had 55. Anshutz’s had 15, followed by Galan’s 12, Smith 7, Ortiz and Plate, each had 5, Russel with 4 and Wright with 3.

The stats for the Deerfield match had the Lady Stangs with 18 kills. Smith once again did the most damage having 9 kills, followed by Wright with 4, Anshutz 3 kills, Ortiz and Russell each with one.

Anshutz served up 9 aces, Wright had, Ortiz 2 and Galan and Plate each had one. Anshutz had the only block.

Of the 9 digs, Anshutz and Galan, each had two. Ortiz, Russell, Smith, Wright and M. Hottovy each had one.

Of the 15 assists, Russell had 13 and Wright had 2. Serve Receiving had Ortiz with 4, Anshutz and Wright each with 2, and Russell and Galan each with 1.

At Ness City, in the first match starting at 7p.m., the Lady Mustangs faced the Lady Trojans, with the Stangs winning the match in two sets.

Stats for the match had Macksville with 16 kills. Smith and Wright each had four kills, Ortiz with 3, Mariah Dowling, Russell and Galan each had one. Eleven aces went over the net with Russell and Wright each having 3, Ortiz with 2, and Anshutz, Smith and Plate each having one. 7 digs had Smith with 5, Ortiz and Russell each with one.

Good ball handling had the Lady Stangs with 12 assists. Russell had 8, Wright with 2, Anshutz and Lydia Mendez each had one. Serve Receiving had Smith with four, Galan, Plate and Wright, each with 3, Anshutz with 2, and Kimber Duncan and Ortiz each with 1.

The Lady Stangs next meet is the all-day Pawnee Heights Tournament this Saturday, matches starting at 9 a.m.