The Paper photo by Lori Poteet  Veda Emerson and the Mounties went to four sets with the Cadets after an epic second-set battle.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Veda Emerson and the Mounties went to four sets with the Cadets after an epic second-set battle.

“Point goes to the Lady Mounties” booms across South’s gymnasium as the Mounties fight one of their hardest games of the season against the Cascade Cadets.

The Mounties took the Cadets to four games in a breath-taking series in which there were an innumerable amount of lead-changes and tie scores.

During the first set, South stayed on Cascade’s heel until double digits when Cascade started pulling away. They had a five point run after their lead of 17-14 which put the Mounties too far behind.

The second match had over 10 lead changes as both teams scored at the same rate. At 18-17 Macy Wells pulled through with the kill followed by Brittany Barrett’s ace. Three more volley’s brought the score to 21-18.

 

After another kill from Wells, the Mounties took it away to a 25-20 win.

The third set saw Cascade in the lead for most of the battle, while the fourth brought South back in the lead from the get-go. They gave up the lead once during the game and that was at game point.

After a Cascade ace brought the score to 23-20, the Cadets slowly nibbled point by point and South started losing confidence. South gave up their entire-game lead at after 23-23. Cadets won 25-23.

“I’m proud of the way we came back, we battled back,” Coach Kristin Charles said. “After losing game one, that’s always the fear is if you can battle back or not.”

Charles said their game will depend on two things from here on out.

“I like seeing our aggressiveness and our scrappiness,” she stated. “I think those will be the difference makers in games.”

Macy Wells had 23 assists while Kaylee VanCleave had 15 assists. VanCleave and Mussche racked up seven aces while Katie Chadd had 42 digs.

The Mounties are 0-9 on the season and will look for a win on Sept. 9 against Tri-West.