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Volleyball: Munster to face LC again in sectional semifinal

Updated: November 25, 2013 1:27PM



MUNSTER — Munster took another step toward adding 2013 to the red sectional-title banner that hangs above its court Wednesday with an impressive 3-0 (25-5, 25-4, 25-10) victory over Morton in the first round of the Mustangs’ sectional.

Behind a dominant serving game from Blaire Barnett, the Mustangs (31-3) set up a highly anticipated rematch of their five-game win over Lake Central in August.

“It was really early in our season, but every year it’s a tough match and a must-watch,” Mustangs coach Tracy Summers said in reference to the Mustangs-Indians semifinal on Saturday.

Before the Mustangs could look to that matchup, they needed to take care of the business at hand, which was a gritty Governors squad. The Mustangs took the first nine points of the first game and never looked back.

“We feel really confident (going into the Lake Central match),” Barnett said. “We are a really strong team with not a lot of weaknesses.”

The second game was more of the same and included 14 straight points off the serve of Barnett, who finished with seven aces and 11 assists.

“I like serving because it’s something that is entirely on yourself,” Barnett said.

The only points the Mustangs surrendered in the second game came off service errors as the rest of their hitting and setting was clicking.

“Blaire has a serve that I haven’t seen any other player in the area have, and when she is on, she is pretty huge to have on our side,” Summers said of her junior setter.

The Mustangs finished with 32 kills, seven of which were block kills, with no errors. Toni Delcarbonae led the way with six kills and two aces for the Mustangs, while teammate Shannon Farrel had six aces and five kills.

Amanda Colvin had a solid match for the Governors, as the junior was 16 of 18 hitting with three kills.



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