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By Bethany Helwig
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels unable to catch Mustangs


September 26, 2019

Bethany Helwig

Rebels' Emily Bohnsack leaps for a spike as a player for the Mora Mustangs jumps to block.

On September 17, the Rebels hosted the Mora Mustangs for three sets of volleyball action.

In the first set, the Mustangs took the early lead, but with a lot of hustling from the Rebels and a spike by 11th grader Skyla Thompson that hit on the line, the Rebels tied it up at 7-7. Unfortunately, the Rebels' usually solid serves were going sideways out of bounds. The Rebels took a timeout with the score 13-17. Unable to find a rhythm and feeling off their game, the Rebels lost the first set 17-25.

The Rebels came back to take the lead in the second set going until 5-1. The Mustangs took possession back with a tip. Rebels' Emily Bohnsack took a blow to the face from a fast ball but shrugged it off with a smile. The Mustangs gained, coming up 9-6, and kept the lead the rest of the set. The Rebels were hard pressed trying to cover the middle of the court which the Mustangs took advantage of, winning the set 17-25.

In the third set, the Mustangs started with the lead but the Rebels returned the score to tie it up 9-9. The teams managed to stay within a point or two until Mora began pulling ahead. Rebels called a timeout with the score 12-16. Going back into the game, senior Ellen Anderson made a killer spike for a point and the Rebels scrambled to make an impressive save from a ball bouncing up in the rafters. Despite their hard fought game, the Rebels fell to the Mustangs in the third set 18-25.

The Rebels closed the game with 21 set assists and 7 digs from DonnaMae Smith, and 8 kills from Ellen Anderson.


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