Upset with their performance last time they played the Cubs, the Lady Flames of Mansfield Christian School showed up to play Tuesday night. They beat the Lady Cubs in four matches, two of which were nail-biters.
“It was some of the best volleyball we've played all season. We have really been struggling. But they worked so well together as a team and a unit,” said Barb McLeary, Head Coach for the Lady Flames.
With a record of 3 wins and 9 losses, Tuesday night's win for Mansfield Christian School put smiles on the faces of many. Lucas Head Coach, Tim Stallard, said, “All credit goes to MCS [tonight].” Lucas has a record of 9 wins and 7 losses. Although Stallard is disappointed with his girls' performance tonight, he plans on finishing the season strong. “I expected more, but we can only look to the next game.”
The game started with a nail-biting battle. Toward the end of the match, the two teams were back and forth, hungry for a win. The first match went to Mansfield Christian School (MCS) with a score of 25-23.
Lucas started the second match with an edge, leading the Lady Flames by an average of four points until the end. The Lady Cubs finished strong with a final score of 24-14.
The third match belonged solely to the Lady Flames. Kilee Stoner, a freshman, had three aces in a row, after a kill, early in the match. She stopped serving when the score was, MCS: 12, Cubs: 3. MCS finished the match with a score of 25-13.
The fourth and final match kept everyone at the edge of their seats, with seemingly endless volleys and impressive kills. At one point, the score was tied at 10-10. Timeouts were the coaches' best friends as the scores were kept close up until the final serve. The final score: MCS- 25, Lucas- 21.