The Mustangs will host Culpeper County High School tomorrow night in the Northwestern District quarterfinals.
“We played fantastic in stretches on Friday but I think clearly we need to continue to keep up the intensity in the second half. This is two games in a row we have slowed down offensively instead of completely putting teams away late in the contest,” said Mason head coach Adam Amerine.
Overall, the girls placed 9th with 282pts, beating Camp Hill High School and host Gettysburg High School, while the boys finished 16th with 447pts beating Frederick High School and Mountain View High School.
“We came out with a lot of energy. We haven’t been at home in a while so there was a lot of excitement and nerves heading into the day,” said junior outside hitter Megan Boesen, who was eager to return to the home court after two weeks of road games.
“Anytime you win at home is a good feeling. You know, it being Homecoming adds to it. I’m happy for the kids,” said Mason head coach Adam Amerine.
Momentum changed hands in the second half, however, as the Wolves tallied the night’s only goal five minutes after the intermission.
The Mustangs (7-3) have won five matches in a row after a 2-3 start to the year.
Mason head coach Adam Amerine believes his team (2-2) has improved defensively, specifically improving at getting to the ball. However, he acknowledges that while the offense is moving the ball well, untimely holding penalties have put the team in difficult situations.
“I think the team felt the sense of urgency of needing to finally get into the win column,” said head coach Adam Amerine. “We had a couple players volunteer to play new spots if we felt it would help the team’s performance.”
The hometown Mustangs (5-3) started strong and never slowed down in a match that quickly became a blowout.