Volleyball Season Comes to an Early End in 5th Set

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Volleyball Season Comes to an Early End in 5th Set

Mackenzie Murphy '19 and Alexa Ingram '17 attempt to block a spike.

Mackenzie Murphy '19 and Alexa Ingram '17 attempt to block a spike.

Michael Menietti

Mackenzie Murphy '19 and Alexa Ingram '17 attempt to block a spike.

Michael Menietti

Michael Menietti

Mackenzie Murphy '19 and Alexa Ingram '17 attempt to block a spike.

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On Monday, the City High volleyball team faced the Hempstead Mustangs for the final round of regional playoffs. The Little Hawks have already played the Mustangs two times this season with Monday being their third match. As expected, the Mustangs put up a tough fight winning both of the first sets 25-21 and 25-18, but the Little Hawks weren’t going to give up that easily.

“Hempstead definitely played as well as we thought they would and I’m glad they did,” Kenzie Ribble 17’ said “I’m glad we could make a little bit of a comeback towards the end.”

The Little Hawks then kicked it into gear and beat the Mustangs in the next two sets winning 25-17 and 25-19 with a new burst of energy which they believe came from the 7-person student section.

“Even with only a couple people there it really helped.” Shannon Stamp ‘17 said.

However, in the 5th set, the momentum slowly shifted back to the Mustangs.

“The refs started to call lifts and doubles that we didn’t necessarily agree with,” Ribble said. “But there was nothing we could do about it so we just continued playing.”

The last set came to 15-13 with Hempstead pulling ahead for the win.

“It sucks that we didn’t get to go to state this year but it was also the last game that all of the seniors will play in high school and I don’t think that’s really sunk in yet.” Shannon Stamp ’17 said. “It was a tough match and I’ll definitely never forget it.”