Mustangs advance to district final

Westfall pulled out the brooms on Wednesday and swept visiting New Lexington for a second time this season in a 25-21, 25-14 and 25-22 Division III Southeast District semifinal win.

New Lexington (14-10) held a 13-10 lead in the first set, but the Mustangs rallied with a 15-8 run to claim the set and early lead.

The Mustangs put together their best play in the second set to cruise to an 11-point win.

Westfall jumped out to a 14-10 lead in the third set and later had match point at 24-18. After watching New Lexington fight off four match points, the Mustangs finally put away the last point of the match to advance to a district final.

Westfall’s Marissa Mullins put away 15 kills in a district semifinal win over New Lexington. http://garysimages.com


Scioto Valley Conference Player of the Year Marissa Mullins put away 15 kills and Hailey Young chipped in 10 kills to help power the Westfall offense, with Claire Latham dishing out 30 assists. Mullins was also a force at the net defensively with five solo blocks.

Madi Brown and Latham each scooped up 15 digs, Ava Heath tallied seven and Mullins added five.

The Mustangs (20-4) advance to district championship Saturday on the campus of Waverly High School, with the SVC accounting for four of the six teams playing. Adena and Northwest kickoff the day at 11 a.m, followed by Zane Trace and Wheelersburg at 2 p.m. and Westfall and Huntington at 5 p.m.

It’ll be the third meeting between Westfall and Huntington this season. Huntington and Westfall each won in four sets on their home floor. Westfall is making its third straight appearance in a district final and is looking to capture its second consecutive district championship.

Westfall’s Claire Latham dished out 30 assists in a three-set sweep on Wednesday over New Lexington.

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