Mustangs fell familiar foeBy Staff Reports Published 8:16pm Tuesday, October 15, 2013
By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser
The Isabella and Jemison volleyball teams are far from strangers.
The two teams have faced off five times throughout the 2013 season, with the Mustangs winning three of the prior four meetings.
On Monday night, the Mustangs made it 4-1 against the Panthers by winning on the road, 3-0.
The teams battled back and forth through the first set to a 22-all tie before the Mustangs would go on to win three straight points and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
The Panthers (9-9 overall, 3-0 region) jumped out to an early lead in Set 2, building a four-point lead at 12-8 before the Mustangs stormed back to tie the set at 13-all.
The score was 16-all before the Mustangs closed out the set on a 9-0 run to win, 25-16.
With a two sets to zero lead, the Mustangs (26-17, 3-1) were determined to close the match in straight sets.
With an 8-all tie, the Mustangs went on a seven-point run to make the score 15-8 behind the serve of Landy Griffith.
Although the Panthers would not go down without a fight, the Mustangs went on to close out the third set 25-18 en route to the match win.
Erika Brascome led the way for the Mustangs with 13 kills, three aces and three blocks.
Denten Ellison led the Panthers with eight kills.