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Volleyball Bounces Back to prepare for the home stretch

Monday, September 25, 2006
Madison Volleyball bounced back nicely last week picking up two victories with one counting toward district. After losing two matches the week before the Mavs took out some aggression on Roosevelt on Tuesday night and Incarnate Word High School on Friday.

Tuesday’s match against Roosevelt was important in that it finished off the first half of the district season with the Mavs posting a 4-4 record and are still in a good position to make a run at a playoff spot in district 26-5A. Mavs were lead by Amber Wetz and her incredible 6 kills, Sophomore May Allen pitched in with 25 assist. Bethany James also padded the stat book with 7 aces in the contest.

Friday saw the Mavs take a short break from district 26-5A competition. The opening of Wagner creating a 9 team district causes each team an off night, some teams take the bye while others like Madison scheduled a non-district opponent. IWHS would come to visit Littleton Gym on Friday and would give the Mavs all they could handle. The match would go to the 5th set with the Mavs pulling out the victory.

Looking ahead the Mavs have some big matches on the horizon and can control their own destiny with some timely victories. Each match will be important from here on out but if things play out the same as they did in the first half the Oct 17th match vs MacArthur will be the biggest of the season. In their first match up the Mavs jumped out early only to get taken to a 5th game and lose in a heart breaker. If the Mavs can turn the tables they could set up a one match playoff for the 4th and final spot in the playoffs. It’s a long way off and there is a lot of Volleyball to be played but the Mavs still have a shot at the post season.

This week the Mavs host Wagner on Monday at Littleton Gym and then match up with the up and down Lee Vols on Friday. The Mavs will be looking to continue their winning ways against two squads they beat handily in the first half of the season.


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