This time of year you would like to hit your stride as a team winning games and getting a foothold in the conference and that is exactly what the Maroa-Forsyth volleyball team is doing right now. They are one of the hottest teams in the area, as they pushed their win streak to four on Monday with a three set win over St. Joesph-Ogden, 25-21, 26-24, 25-22.
The Trojans are starting to figure out their strengths and limit mistakes that hindered them to start the season, but they have made some adjustments and are becoming a very dangerous team. The Trojans gained early momentum with the first set win and the St. Joesph-Ogden even things up heading into set three. Maroa-Forsyth did not break in the third set as they finished strong and moved their record to 8-4 on the year. “Great Match. We played unbelievable defense and our block was extremely effective against a tough St. Joe team. Kate Beckemeyer and Reese Bobitt both had career nights with 10 kills each and 3 & 5 blocks, respectively,” said Maroa-Forsyth head volleyball coach Sarah Mason.
Kate Beckenmeyer and Reese Bobbitt each tallied 10 kills for the Trojans in the win and junior Carly Mason had a season high 27 assists. “All around team effort and I feel our team is finally playing like I knew we could. Big confidence booster going into two conf matches (North Mac and Auburn) this week and Riverton tournament Friday and Saturday,” said Mason.
The loss moved St. Joseph-Ogden to 11-2 on the year and will return to action tonight at home against Champaign St. Thomas More. Maroa-Forsyth will take on North Mac in a Sangamo Conference matchup tonight at home as they look to push their conference record to 4-0.