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MOUNT UNION — The Mount Union women’s volleyball team hosted the Huntingdon Bearcats in a non-league game Monday night at the Trojans gymnasium. The Bearcats came out fiery and took control of the first set and stumbled a bit in the second set.

However, the Trojans took it back in the third set and won three straight sets, snapping a four-game regular season losing streak. The match scores were 25-15, 25-21 and 25-8.

Jerzee Clark and O’Rian Clark picked up seven wins apiece to lead the Bearcat charge. Lily Fiscus has eight assists.

The Trojans slip to 3-5 overall and the Bearcats improve to 3-4 overall this season.

“We came out with the fire and intensity we needed to get things done tonight,” said Bearcat head coach Taylor Miles.

“We were a bit shaky in the second set, we got it back and played well again in the third. O’Rian Clark and Lily Borger served well tonight.

In the first set, you could see that the Trojans came out a little unstable and nervous. They quickly fell behind the Bearcats by ten points. O’Rian Clark served seven service points before a clean serve put the Trojans back on the line. Kaylee O’Leary had a few points on the service line and with Abby Brodbeck had a few aces. The teams traded points, but the Bearcats outscored the Trojans 9-4 in the streak to win the first set.

The Trojans settled for the second set and the Bearcats struggled with inconsistency. It was a one-point game most of the time, with the teams tied five times. Both teams made mistakes that kept him close and traded serve. Patyn Crisswell had a kill to break a 15-15 tie and the Trojans opened up a four-point lead. The Bearcats recovered serve and went on a 9-0 run to win the second set.

The Bearcats corrected mistakes in the second set of the third set and got back to business opening an eight-point lead after trading points early with the Trojans. Borger went to the line for the Bearcats and notched 14 service points. After a mistake by the Trojans, the Bearcats scored four unanswered runs to close the set and the game.

“We continue to let mistakes be perpetuated after the fact”, said Trojan head coach Tessa McCormick. “You have to learn how to get rid of it and move on. Our pass and serve was up and down again. Consistency is key for us. Sometimes we played really hard, and we have to learn to do it all the time.”

Brodbeck led the Trojans with five kills and Chelsea Williams had two.

The Junior Trojans team (5-3) won 2-0 against the Junior Bearcat team.

The Trojans host Williamsburg tonight and the Bearcats also face Clearfield at home tonight.




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