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MAHS volleyball earns first district win before falling to No. 1 seed Trinity

Posted 11/6/19

The Middletown volleyball team picked up its first district win ever on Oct. 29, a five-set nail-biter against Linville Hill Christian that went to extra points in the final set.

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MAHS volleyball earns first district win before falling to No. 1 seed Trinity

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The Middletown volleyball team picked up its first district win ever on Oct. 29, a five-set nail-biter against Linville Hill Christian that went to extra points in the final set.

“I was very proud of the girls for staying calm and continuing to play aggressively to pull out the win,” head coach Lisa Huber said.

The final score over No. 5 seed Linville Hill was 20-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19, 17-15, in the game played at Trinity High School in Shiremanstown.

Jaelynn Keller had 8 kills and 3 blocks, and Cassie Ebersole recorded 5 kills. Courtney Shaffer had 5 kills and 25 digs, and Hailey Herneisey added 27 digs and 1 ace. Lani Moore had 4 kills, 7 digs and 1 ace.

“Linville Hill was a very nice team. Their outside hitter was their strongest threat, and their lefty middle hitter kept us on our toes,” Huber said “We didn’t see a lot of her in the scouting report so her attack threw us off guard a little in the beginning, but we adjusted.”

The Blue Raiders’ season would go no farther, however.

Their next match Thursday was against traditional power and No. 1 seed Trinity on its home court. The result was a three-set loss for the No. 4 seed Raiders, 25-8, 25-17, 25-11.

Keller had 4 kills and 2 blocks, and Shaffer had 3 kills and 10 digs. Ebersole added 3 kills.

The final record was 14-5.

Last year, the team made the districts for the first time, finishing at 8-10 on the season.

They fell in three sets to No. 1 seed York Catholic, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-17.