<strong>HYRUM—</strong> Top to bottom the Mountain Crest volleyball team wasn’t messing around tonight as the Mustangs swept Bear River in straight sets for a 3-0 win. Although this was the third straight win for the Mustangs, it was a hard fought, winning 25-16, 25-19, and a close third match at 25-22.
“I think we played really well,” MC head coach Lori Karaghouli said. “All teams freshman, sophomore, JV, and varsity swept them. My varsity could have played a little better but, they’re working hard and we’re just going to keep getting better.”
The Mustangs jumped out quick winning the first game easily thanks largely to the help of Katie Harvey totaling 10 kills and two aces throughout the match.
“She’s been doing a great job all around,” Karaghouli said. “She’s been really working hard and doing well in practice.”
The second game was a little closer than the first as the Bears kept things tight until Mountain Crest’s Terra Amberson came up with a punishing kill, one of five on the night, to give the Mustangs the momentum to go up 2-0.
With its back against the wall, Bear River dug in and made a run at Mountain Crest. Trying to survive to play another game, but the Mustangs responded, coming up with crucial stops and kills. Kelsey Nelson stepped up big, distributing the ball among teammates in her first start at center, closing the match winning 25-22.
“Kelsey is improving everyday,” Karaghouli said. “She played a little bit of offense last year and this year she’s stepping in to the centers role really well. We Just need to keep working hard in practice which is what they’ve been doing along with just getting the ball to Kelsey and who’ll get it to our hitters and we’ll be unstoppable.”
Mountain Crest will look to continue its solid play Thursday when it travels to Olympus.
<em>Photos by Kimberly Shorts</em>