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Varsity volleyball Tournament of Champions

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Photo by: Annie Weichel

Senior Ava Grace Haggard jumping up to hit the ball.

Summer Utzig, staff writer

The Lady Mustangs varsity volleyball team started off the season hosting the eleventh annual Tournament of Champions. The Lady Mustangs finished runner-up in the Gold Bracket consolation championship game.

Typically the tournament is held in the middle of August but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the games were pushed back to the second week of September. Along with the date change other restrictions included one parent per player with no other fans allowed, wear face masks when on the sidelines and the teams that were not playing had to wait outside until their game time. Despite all this, the Lady Mustangs still enjoyed playing. Varsity captain and Baylor commit, Ava Grace Haggard, commented on the tournament saying “I was really proud of how we played this weekend and thought it was a great opening to our season! We definitely know now what our strengths are and have discovered some things we need to work on moving forward into district play.”

To start the tournament on Thursday, September 10, the Lady Mustangs went 3-1 losing only to 6-A district High School Parish. On Saturday, September 12, the Mustangs went 1-2 in the Gold bracket.  Losing to Rockwall Heritage and DasCHE. Out of the sixteen teams in the tournament MCA placed sixth. The team kicks off district play on Thursday September 15 against Bishop Dunne at MCA.

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  • Junior Bella Vaught digging a hit from the other team while on the back row.

    Photo by: Annie Weichel

  • Sophomore Daniela Morales going up to hit the ball on the right outside.

    Photo by: Annie Weichel

  • Freshman Kaylin Starling jumping up to block a hit from the other team.

    Photo by: Annie Weichel

  • Senior Micah McDowell serving the ball for the Lady Mustangs.

    Photo by: Annie Weichel