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Lady Mustangs advance to semis

MURRAY — Murray advanced to the Bluegrass Conference Tournament semifinals with a pair of victories Tuesday night.

The Lady Mustangs defeated Moulton-Udell 25-11, 25-5 and swept Melcher-Dallas 25-17, 25-10 to improve their season record to 12-12.

Murray advances to the tournament semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Orient-Macksburg. The Lady Mustangs take on Seymour in the second match after Lamoni faces Moravia. The championship match follows. All matches will be best three of five with sets to 25.

Zoie Lecy and Bre Klein each had nine kills for the night for Murray. Twila Barber was perfect in 29 serving attempts and scored seven aces. Lecy added four aces.

Barber was the busiest setter with 14 assists. Brita Callstrom added three. Kelli Romero had two blocks and Klein helped the defense with six digs.

“We started out slow in both contests as we were behind MU 7-1 in the first set and behind MD 13-4 in the first set,” Murray coach Jerry Shields said. “We were able to battle back in both matches. We changed a couple of our coverages defensively and hopefully it will pay off more down the road.”

In other action at Seymour, Seymour defeated Orient-Macksburg 25-8, 25-7. DIagonal swept O-M 25-18, 25-19. Seymour deeated Diagonal 25-11, 25-12.

At Lamoni, Lamoni swept Twin Cedars 25-20, 25-10, 25-18. 

At Moravia, Moravia swept Ankeny Christian Academy 25-14, 25-22. Mormon Trail edged Ankeny Christian 16-25, 27-25, 15-13. Moravia beat Mormon Trail 25-18, 25-18. 

Murray statistics

Attacks (kills) — Zoie Lecy 18-24 (9), Bre Klein 15-19 (9), Mackenna Skroh 9-9 (2).

Serving (aces) — Twila Barber 29-29 (7), Lecy 12=12 (4), Becca Decker 15-16.

Setting (assists) — Barber 32-35 (14), Britta Callstrom 21-23 (3).

Blocks — Kelli Romero 2, Lecy 1.

Serve receive — Lecy 7-8, Klein 5-5, Decker 5-5.

Digs — Klein 6, Decker 5.

Seymour 2, O-M 0

Diagonal 2, O-M 0

SEYMOUR — Orient-Macksburg’s Bluegrass tournament appearance came to a swift end Tuesday at the hands of host Seymour.

Seymour took down O-M 25-8, 25-7 Diagonal defeated O-M 25-18, 25-19. The score of the Diagonal-Seymour match was not reported.

No statistics were reported

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