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Mathews posts 5-set win over Essex

The Mathews High School varsity volleyball team wraps up its regular season tonight at home against King and Queen. It is Senior Night and the team will honor seniors Brittany Mitchem, Mariah Robinson and Melany Slaughter.

After adding three victories over the past week, the team is now 20-2 overall and 9-0 in Conference 42 play. Last Thursday, MHS won both matches of a doubleheader (best two of three sets) with conference opponent Carver Academy. The Lady Devils took the matches easily in straight sets both times.

After facing minimal competition over the past several weeks, Monday night’s contest at Essex proved to be the hard-fought nail-biter that Mathews needed. A large, extra-loud Essex crowd added to the intensity and challenge of the match. The Trojans came out strong to begin the match and the Lady Devils quickly found themselves down, 10-4.

MHS fought hard and managed to tie the game at 17, but would eventually lose the set, 25-22. The second set began relatively eve...

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