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Mustangs Split Pair in District; Best Eagles, Can

The George Mason High School varsity volleyball team split a pair of district matches last week, sweeping past Clarke County in three games, while falling in three games to a powerful Strasburg squad.

The Mustangs rallied behind three aces each from Brittany Head and Katie Mitchell, while Bailey Walton and Kim Kenny accounted for three blocks apiece. Sabrina Whitney paced the team with eight kills as Mason cruised, 25-22, 25-13, 25-11.

The Strasburg match provided a significantly larger challenge for the Mustangs, and one they could not overcome, falling 25-12, 25-21, 25-15. The Rams record currently stands at 13-1 overall.

“Strasburg is a very good team and they have two very good middle hitters,” Mason Head Coach Lauren Luck said. “We had trouble dealing with that.”

For the Mustangs, Kate Root’s service game stood out as a bright spot. She was perfect from behind the line with 11 serves in and one ace.


McLean Tops Edison

The McLean High School varsity volleyball topped the Edison Eagles Tuesday, 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19.  The match was highlighted by solid defensive play which made for a number of long points. McLean’s Rachel Byrne paved the way to victory in part due to her superior serves, paired with a number of kills.

The match also marked the return of McLean’s Aly McComas from injury.

Next week, McLean (4-7) squares off against Thomas Jefferson at home on Oct. 16 and then travels to South Lakes on the Oct. 18.