Metea Valley girls volleyball takes care of West Aurora and advances to regional finals

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DVC champions, Metea Valley girls volleyball, start the postseason at home in a clash with West Aurora for a chance to make the regional finals. The visitors look to get a big upset win while Metea has their eyes set on another regional championship. This highlight is sponsored by BMO.

Mustangs squeeze past the Blackhawks in set one

On the first point of the match, it’s the combo of Katie Schuele and Camile Morrison as the captains connect on Morrison’s kill.

With a slight 6-4 advantage, the Mustangs look to their defense as Anna Murphy and Ashley Ward combine for a block to take a 7-4 lead.

The visitors look to even things up early in the match as they play it to freshman, Natalie Mitchell, who cuts the scoreline to 7-8 in favor of the Mustangs.

With another strong opportunity and the match tied at 9, it’s Sydney Wagner of West Aurora who gets a strong kill to take a 10-9 lead.

These two teams are going back and forth throughout as Blackhawk junior Taylor Baratta gets a kill for a 14-13 lead.

After the teams kept exchanging points, Metea is serving and leading 24-23. They look to close it out with a spike but the play is blown dead and it’s ruled a fault. West Aurora stays alive in the set.

A point later, Ward is serving for match point and comes up clutch with the ace! Metea takes the first set, 26-24.

Metea Valley girls volleyball cruises in set two

After a too-close-for-comfort first set, the Mustangs look to roll behind the play of Schuele, the captain, who scores on a surprise dump to take an 8-6 lead.

Rolling along at 11-6, Morrison comes up huge once again with a kill.

Leading 17-9, number 17 strikes again as the senior helps the Mustangs take a commanding 18-9 lead.

Success pours in from the left side of the court for the Mustangs as Murphy’s kill makes it 24-13.

Up 10 match points at 24-14, the Mustangs go to Murphy again as she gets another kill on the night to close the set-out. Metea takes the match two sets to zero, 26-24 and 25-14. They will face St. Charles North on Thursday in the Regional final.

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