Marvin Ridge Volleyball Wins First State Championship Title

2018 3A State Volleyball Champions. (MRHS)

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Lady Mavericks . (MRHS)

The Lady Mavericks brought home the title as 3A State Volleyball Champions as they pounded Eastern Champion D.H. Conley 3-0 to achieve their victory.  The first set was tight but the Mavericks won it 25-22 as Maggie Young slammed two of her kills to the floor late in the set to spark the Mavericks huge win.

The Lady Mavericks then went on to dominate their opponent sweeping the next two sets to claim their first ever Volleyball State Championship Title.

The second set was controlled by the Mavericks after trading up to 3 all, they went on a 6-0 run as the match MVP Mac Russ spiked four of her kills to the floor in a flurry.  The champs then had an 8-0 run that gave them a commanding 17-6 advantage.  The ladies went on to win the second set 25-8.

In the third and final set the Mavericks scored the first five points on a 5-0 run.  With a 24-16 lead in the set and at championship point, Russ blocked down the Viking attack to lift the Mavericks to a 25-16 victory and win their NCHSAA record 44th win of the season along with a championship.

Mac Russ was named the 3A Championship MVP with a team high 12 kills and an assist.  While teammate Adriana Jordan had 34 assists with 3 kills and 6 digs in the match.

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