Massac County’s volleyball team has been busy lately as they have gotten in five games since last week and were in action Tuesday night at home against Harrisburg.
They kicked off their “spring break” with a road win at Gallatin County, taking down the Lady Hawks in straight sets, 25-14 and 25-16.
Up next for the ladies were arch rivals Murphysboro. It was a typical Massac-Murphy match going three sets before the Red Devils prevailed 27-25, 9-25 and 25-23.
Last Saturday, the girls were in a “tri-match” with Fairfield and North Clay.
Fairfield was next in the first of the Saturday double-header. The “Mollies” (sounds a lot better than Lady Mules) are a top notch team, and Massac found that out, dropping a three-set decision.
All three sets were highly competitive going 26-28, 25-18 and 24-26 in the finale.
Next up was North Clay High School. North Clay is located in Louisville, Illinois, along the Wabash River approximately 20 miles east and north of Salem. This was the first-ever meeting between Massac and North Clay.
Massac had just a tad too much firepower for the Cardinals, as Hailey Edwards and Cali McCraw combined for 20 kills.
It was a productive “spring break” for the girls.
Trico was next in a series of long bus rides, and the Pioneers went down hard in the first set losing 25-13 only to come back and press the Lady Patriots to a 26-24 decision in the straight-set win for Massac.
Tuesday night had Massac hosting the Lady Bulldogs from Harrisburg on “Senior Night.”
Massac County recognized its four seniors — Jenna Bunting, Madison Hammonds, McCraw and Sydney Wilke — before the match that ended in a straight-set win for Massac.
After a 25-8 blowout in the first set, Harrisburg got serious and, at one time held, a seven-point lead over Massac a little over halfway through the second set. But the ladies righted the ship, and went on to a 25-23 win.
The win raises the ladies’ record to 11-4 overall and 4-3 in the conference.
The girls travel to Nashville for a Friday night encounter and then host a “tri-match” Saturday with Carbondale and DuQuoin.
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Down at Joppa, the Lady Rangers hosted Century on their own “Senior Night” Tuesday.
Joppa’s seniors are Aaliyah Latham, Jasmine Marley, Kylee McGonigle and Aubrey Stubblefield.
The game was also a “Pink Out Night” for Joppa with the pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness.
The Lady Centurions dampened the spirits of the Joppa fans though taking a straight-set 25-13 and 25-16 win.