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October 18, 2013

Mustang spikers top Cardinal, V.B. at own triangular

BLOOMFIELD — The Davis County Mustangs, fresh off hosting their own tournament in which Mustang coach Marty Barnett picked up her 750th win, hosted a triangular Thursday night that brought together three area teams. Cardinal and Van Buren joined the action.

The host Mustangs swept both teams and went undefeated as they ran their record to 25-12. The night started with the DC sweep of Van Buren, 25-5 and 25-8.

Rylee Eakins’ kill tied game one at two. Janelle Fenton then went to the service line and reeled off 14-straight points to put Davis County comfortably up 16-2.

Eakins had two more kills in the run. The short-handed Warriors had trouble receiving serve and, because of that, couldn’t generate any quality hitting.

“It’s a problem that we have had all season,” said Van Buren coach Matt Zeitler. “We just don’t put our hitters in a position to hit.”

Megan Joos and Kate Birchmier carried the hitting for the Mustangs as they closed out game one. Each player had two kills and Joos served the final five points.

Game two again found the Warriors without a presence at the net. Joos got Davis County off to a big lead at the outset.

Nine service points, including two aces, by Joos gave the Mustangs a 10-1 lead. Eakins again had a fast start and her four early kills helped Davis County lead 11-2.

Davis County kept the pressure on the visitors, going 24 of 24 serving. As in the first game, Joos and Birchmier each had two kills to take the Mustangs to the game-two win.

Match two pitted Cardinal against Van Buren. The Comets swept the Warriors by identical game scores of 25-17 in each game.

The first game of the match was close most of the way. Van Buren held early leads until the Comets tied it at 10. The Warrior hitters picked it up and nearly equaled the Comet play at the net.

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