The girls team won the district title with 48 points and extended a 17-year streak of placing in the top-2 within the district. Meanwhile, the boys team came in second, just four points behind Central High School.
The Mustangs’ victory over Wildcats concluded their regular season with three consecutive, straight set wins.
A winning ace from the hands of junior outside hitter Megan Boesen capped off a night where Mason finished a clean match against the visiting Dragons.
The Falcons landed the first blow when they found endzone with 6:49 left before halftime, but Mason’s 15 unanswered points and a defensive stand would eventually earn them the win.
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.