MC tops Logan in valley volleyball match

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> The Lady Mustangs of Mountain Crest ended Logan’s five-game win streak with an impressive victory in four sets Friday. It was the first meeting of the year for the valley rivals, and the first game of Region 5 play for Mountain Crest.

Mountain Crest came on strong and energetic, winning the first set 25-16. Logan fought back in the second set, but continued to struggle to gain an edge over its opposition, dropping set two to the Mustangs, 25-23. The Lady Grizz displayed their best performance of the night in set three, never relinquishing the lead en route to a 25-20 win.

It was too little, too late for Logan though as the Mustangs closed out the match with a 25-20 victory in set four.

“It was just a matter of running our offense,” MC head coach Lori Karaghouli said.

Mountain Crest’s Katie Harvey continued her stellar play, and was named the game’s MVP by her coach. 

“I felt like as a team, we played really well. We’ve been working hard in practice and we knew Logan was going to bring it. So we just came in ready to bring it too,” Harvey said. “This year we’ve been working hard at playing as a team. When we get down a point, we don’t get down on ourselves. We know that we can come out of it.”

Despite the loss, Logan head coach Dan Noack expressed confidence in his team.

“I think the girls’ nerves definitely played a factor tonight,” Noack said. “We just didn’t play nearly as aggressive as we needed to.”

Mountain Crest continues Region 5 action Thursday, Sept. 20, when they host Roy (0-5) at 6 p.m. Logan will look to rebound in its next matchup, when the Grizzlies host Box Elder (7-6, 0-5)) Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.

<em>Photos by Curtis Ripplinger</em>

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