Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lady Mustangs conclude regular season going 5-2, set to open sub-state play

  • The last couple of weeks the Lady Mustangs have went 5-2. They played at home defeating Udall 25-22, 25-21 and then defeated West Elk 25-13 and 25-17.
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  • The last couple of weeks the Lady Mustangs have went 5-2. They played at home defeating Udall 25-22, 25-21 and then defeated West Elk 25-13 and 25-17.
    This night was also senior night for the Mustangs who recognized their four seniors in Allie Vaught, Taylor Thompson, Tara Kemp and Jamie Bell.
    The four seniors came through for the Mustangs during the Udall game missing only one serve.
    “The other senior highlight for the night was watching Allie Vaught dishing out assists, Jamie Bell registering kills and passing excellently, Taylor Thompson passing and Tara Kemp serving,” said Flinthills head coach Kent Harms.
    After a great night at home and sending off of the Lady Mustang seniors correctly, the Mustangs travelled to South Haven to play in a triangular with Central Burden and host South Haven.
    Flinthills had to sweep all matches for the night to earn third place in league.
    Playing just good enough to win, the Mustangs defeated Central Burden 25-16 and 25-12 and the host school South Haven 25-22 and 25-22.
    Kati Starks and Tara Kemp led the way with 10 and 9 kills respectively against South Haven.
    Londyn Doll and Jamie Bell had 6 and 5 kills against Central Burden.
    “This was by far the best hitting night for Kati Starks and Tara Kemp we have had this season,” said Harms.
    The Mustangs’ last outing was at their league tournament.
    After defeating Udall 25-14 and 25-21, which coach Harms considered possibly the Mustangs best match of the season, the Mustangs were beaten by Sedan 25-27 and 23-25.
    “We let Sedan stay close and then we could not finish it, definitely our worst loss of the season,” said Harms.
    Later in the day the Mustangs fell to the #2 seed Argonia team 18-25 and 23-25.
    “If we could have thrown out the Sedan match we played pretty well,” said Harms.
    Against Sedan, Flinthills was only able to serve 80 percent which makes it tough to beat a team close in the same ability.
    Bayley Reiswig had some great tips for kills which was the highlight of the tournament for the Mustangs.
    The Mustangs record is now 20-11 overall.
    Flinthills now heads to sub-state competition this weekend.
    “Hopefully we will play like we did in our matches against Udall and we can come out on top,” said Harms.
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