Stephanie Green – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The girls varsity volleyball team beat Manatee High School Thursday night.

The Mustangs won 25-12, 25-23, 25-8.

Seniors Katie Eckstrom, Sydney Sprague, and Vanessa Richtford led the Mustangs.

Eckstrom had 11 kills, Sprague had 27 digs, and Richtford had three aces.

Sophomore Hannah Sprungman had eight blocks.

Head coach Jessica Leupold said, “The girls played our game from start to finish in games one to three.  In Game two, we experimented with the players and positions. There were a few more mistakes, but we still fought for that win.”

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Sprague said, “We were really trying to adjust. We let them get points on us that we shouldn’t have, but in the end, we got ourselves together and fought for the win.”

The Junior Varsity (JV) team also beat Manatee 25-15, 25-13.

Coach Hannah Legere said, “This was my first game back after a week. They did well together, especially since we were short of a few players. I was impressed by their communication, movement, and hustle.”