by Matthew Hochberg
It was much of the same for George Mason High School girls’ volleyball this past week, winning another two matches, improving their record to 12-2 on the season and continuing to gain momentum with just three regular season games left to play.
Mason defeated Central High School 3-0 on Thursday, Oct. 13 on their home floor before traveling to Strasburg on Tuesday, Oct. 18 where they finished off another sweep.
To put the Mustangs’ dominance into perspective: In October, which includes five games, head coach Hillary Trebels’ squad has surrendered just two sets in two games, not allowing the other three opponents to even win a set in the month, showing they are a force to be reckoned with come postseason play.
Even with their performances of late, Trebels expressed a desire for her team to play with more energy on the floor moving forward. Still, she was satisfied with much of the play she saw.
Junior hitter Laura Whitaker’s impressive serves closed out two of the three sets for Mason against Strasburg while junior hitter Merriweather Gordon and sophomore hitter McKenzie Brady led the way with the rest of their offense.
Mason’s next game is on Thursday, Oct. 20 against Madison County High School. The last time the two teams played in Sept., on the Mountaineers’ home court, the Mustangs won 3-1.