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Mustangs sweep St. Mary's in season debuts

Monday, August 27, 2012

NEWELL - Newell-Fonda and Storm Lake, St. Mary's both opened their seasons Thursday night in Newell, with the host Mustangs getting off to a strong start with a three-set set sweep of the Panthers.

The Mustangs cruised in the first set, taking a 25-14 victory. However, St. Mary's would turn it up a notch in the final two sets, hanging tight at 26-24 and 25-21.

"As a whole for our first game of the season, I thought we played much better than the final outcome," said St. Mary's head coach Ryan Berg. "We really battled in those final two sets and had our opportunities but just weren't able to finish. We know we have to get better at increasing our kill percentage and we have to be able to hold leads. We will keep on working at it and we will get better as the season progresses. Newell-Fonda played well also and really made us work for everything we got."

Jasmine Demers led the Panthers, totaling six kills on 15 attempts. She added seven digs, two blocks and was 10-for-10 serving with an ace. Paige Carlson had three kills and five digs, Maddie Laven had two kills, six digs and four aces, Ashley Lullman had 11 assists, two blocks and five aces, and Renae Drey had two kills and two digs.

Claudia Larsen led the Mustangs in the win, totaling 10 kills and six blocks. Andrea Whitmore had nine kills and six digs, Marianna Overgaard had six kills, two blocks and was 17-of-17 serving, Andrea Christensen had two kills and tow aces, Courtney Temple had 12 assists and seven digs, and Sydney Kay had 11 assists and three digs.

The Mustangs are in action again on Thursday as they head to Southeast Webster with South Central Calhoun also in attendance. St. Mary's (0-1) is in tournament action today at Coon Rapids.

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