by Olivia Hermsen
The Mustang Volleyball team is focused on playing one game at time and making a long playoff run. After finishing the regular season 31-4,the Mustangs clinched the 1 seed in their region. Their playoff run began with a first round bye, letting them jump right into the second game of Regionals, playing Waupun at home on Thursday, October 19. The student section did an excellent job of embracing the home field advantage, by cheering loudly and dressing up in the bright theme: neon out. The Mustangs swiftly took care of business and swept the Waupun Warriors in 3 sets. After coming together for a great team win, the Mustangs became focused on their next target, the Chilton Tigers.
The much anticipated Regional Final took place on Saturday, October 22 at Little Chute High School, where the visiting Tigers and the Mustangs battled to stay alive in the play offs. A tightly contested first set resulted in a close Mustang win. Carrying their momentum from the first set, the Mustangs took the second set as well. However, Chilton refused to go down without a fight and won the third set, forcing the match to continue. Little Chute quickly took care of business and finished off the match with a victory after going 3-1 with the Tigers.
The Mustangs will continue their playoff run by hosting the Fox Valley Lutheran volleyball team on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. for the Sectional Semifinal game.