Volleyball team goes 3-2 in Lawrence

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

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Early Saturday morning, the volleyball team traveled to Lawrence to play five matches against Olathe Northwest, Blue Valley, Lawrence, Blue Valley West and Garden City. 

The first set ended 25-18 in favor of Olathe, second set went 21-25 in favor of Manhattan and the third set ended up breaking the tie at 19-25, which means Manhattan High took the game.

Blue Valley was their next game where Manhattan lost both sets, the first set being 25-12 and the second 25-19. 

“We got to see some great competition [all day] and [ultimately] went 3-2,” sophomore Monroe Say said. 

Next, they played Lawrence High. This game also went into a third set with the first set going 25-17 in favor of Lawrence. The team was warmed up by their second set at 18-25 and then they also took the third set with 15-25. 

Their next game had slow start for the first set where it went in favor of Blue Valley West at 25-16. They picked up in the second set, winning 24-26. In the final set they won by five points at 20-25. 

“The highlight of the day was fighting back in the second set against Blue Valley West after a slow start,” Say said. “We came back with energy and a strong finish in the third set.” 

Their final game was played with Garden City High and was taken by Garden City in two sets. The first set went 25-18 and the second was 25-20. 

For their next game, the volleyball team will play against Emporia, Highland Park and Washburn Rural today at 5 p.m.

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