Back to back wins place Mustangs at 12-3 on the year
Last Thursday the George Mason High School Volleyball team rolled to a four-set victory over cross-town rival J.E.B. Stuart 25-16, 28-26, 22-25, 25-17. The following Tuesday, the Mustangs had very little trouble defeating fellow Bull Run District member Manassas Park, as they won in three straight sets, 25-11, 25-20, 25-17.
Although this wasn’t the Mustang’s strongest game, they managed to pull through with incredibly consistent and powerful serving from senior Brittany Head, who contributed eight aces and 27 serves in. Head and fellow senior Sabrina Whitney both displayed the consistency they have demonstrated throughout the season, passing up 41 balls between the two of them.
On the front lines, senior Katie Mitchell led the team with 10 kills, while sophomore Kim Kenney provided the only two blocks of the game for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs had a slightly easier time against the Cougars of Manassas Park, winning in three straight games. Once again Mitchell led the way behind the service line, with 16 serves in and five aces, while Head was perfect on all of her serves on the night. Junior Bailey Walton was a force up on the front lines for Mason, netting four kills and two blocks. Fellow juniors Sushmita Gorhandas and Rebecca Deucker, a German exchange student, showed the best is yet to come for the Mustangs, contributing three hits, and one kill, respectively.
Mason Head Coach Lauren Luck was especially proud of her team after the win for adjusting on the fly due to pre-game setbacks.
“Despite an injury that sidelined one of our setters (Annie Zweighaft), the girls adjusted well to playing a five-one, with Anna Lathrop setting all six positions for us,” Luck said. “I am very proud of the way they played tonight, everyone contributed.”
The two wins bring the Mustang’s record to 12-3, their best showing in recent years. Their next game will be this Thursday at Madison County, while their final home game will pit the Mustangs against Clarke County the following Tuesday.