Marion ends Patriot volleyball title run
by Galen Shelton
Oct 31, 2012 | 1435 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wet eyes and despondent faces told the tale after Massac County’s volleyball team lost in the finals of the Harrisburg regional Thursday night. Despite a valiant effort, the girls lost to Marion and ended a fabulous year with a record of 31-6.                                                                       — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Wet eyes and despondent faces told the tale after Massac County’s volleyball team lost in the finals of the Harrisburg regional Thursday night. Despite a valiant effort, the girls lost to Marion and ended a fabulous year with a record of 31-6. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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Jordie Willmes, right, “digs” for Massac County last Thursday at Harrisburg. Rachel Chapman, 8, and Emily Hoard, 43, watch Willmes do her thing as coach Zach Miller and his bench look on.     — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Jordie Willmes, right, “digs” for Massac County last Thursday at Harrisburg. Rachel Chapman, 8, and Emily Hoard, 43, watch Willmes do her thing as coach Zach Miller and his bench look on. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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Marion’s Lady Wildcats ended Massac County’s run at a regional title Thursday night with a hotly contested, straight set win of 25-19 and 25-21 at Harrisburg.

Going into the title game, the two teams had combined records of 62 wins and 9 losses.

Massac County entered the championship game with a ledger of 31-5 and Marion rolled in with an equally gaudy resume of 31-4.

The pundits got it right with the seeding also as Marion entered the tournament as the number one seed and Massac earned the number two ranking.

The game lived up to expectations and then some. The biggest deficit of the night, by either team, came early when Massac dropped behind the Wildcats by three points at 4-1 in the first set.

But from there till the final points it was nip and tuck.

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