NEW BEGINNINGS, SAME CULTURE. The Lady Mustangs Volleyball Team walk away as third-place finishers at the Marysville Invitational finishing with a 4-2 record. Last year, the Mustangs fell short and didn’t make it out of pool play. This year the team comes back stronger and ready to make a name for themselves. With only one senior, Taya Smith, the Mustangs look forward to making their mark with hard work and shared determination.

Freshman, Mia Vermetten said, “Before the tournament I didn't know exactly what to expect. We did really well at making smart decisions and had great passing!”

The Lady Mustangs went up against Shawnee Mission West, Nemaha Central, Chapman, Riley County, Royal Valley, and Sabetha. Senior Taya Smith also added, “The Tournament went surprisingly well! There are little things we need to fix, but that comes with time. We played some extremely tough teams, but persevered through the tough games.” Lastly, head coach Susan Steinfort said, “Our serving game is a big component of our offense and we have so many options at each position that makes us all better.”

“We are just having a lot of fun together playing for the Journey!” said Coach Susan Steinfort. Since the Marysville Invitational, the team has played 7 other teams making their record 10-5 at the moment. Next up the Lady Mustangs will be at home September 20th!

Article By: Maggie Toerber