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Boys volleyball flips the momentum to beat Neuqua

Carlos Sanchez
Shafique Mohammed (#6) starts the second set with a jump serve

The Metea boys volleyball team defeated the Neuqua Wildcats 2-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-14) in a well-earned battle on Tuesday. The Mustangs were able to add another win under their belt, bringing their overall season record to 8-8.

In the first set, the Mustangs came out with a point to start the game. But the Wildcats did not back off, scoring 2 points. With a lot of back-and-forth action going on in the first set, it seemed that the two teams were pretty even offensively and defensively. 

In volleyball, a set is won by scoring 25 points and winning by two. If a team is at 25 but not ahead by two, the set will continue until either team has two more points.

So with the score tied 23-23, just as Metea was getting into their rhythm, Neuqua snuck in two points behind Metea’s blockers. Neuqua took the first set 25-23.

With that, the Mustangs needed to score in the next two sets to put the Wildcats away. The Mustangs were able to shake off the first set and won the second set 25-17. With Junior Shriyans Battula’s total of 9 kills this game, the Mustangs were feeling good about the third set.

With some momentum going into the third set, the Mustangs took control of the game. With both attacks and blocks from Senior Shafique Mohammed and Senior Kyle Petrusch, the Mustangs easily dominated in the third set. The final score for the set was 25-14, in favor of Metea.

Tuesday’s game was able to give the Mustangs another win, which put them in third place in the DuPage Valley Conference with a record of 1-1. 

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Charlie Davidson
Charlie is on staff for the first time as a sports writer and he is a senior at Metea Valley. He loves following Chicago sports and spending time with family. When not cram studying or writing his next story, he is probably off tracking seven different games at once and questioning each coach’s decisions.
Carlos Sanchez
Carlos is a junior at Metea and this is his first year on staff as a sports reporter. He enjoys playing soccer and listening to music, specifically jazz or R&B songs. He is also pretty good at thrifting.

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