Coming into the Southwestern 4A Conference volleyball tournament championship Wednesday against Butler, Myers Park coach Bettie Berry said she was a little nervous.
Wednesday night at East Mecklenburg, the Mustangs (18-2) didn’t give their coach many chances to worry, beating the Bulldogs 3-0.
Her team had recently had its 10-match win streak snapped in a nonconference loss to Hough, and a few players were sick and a couple more injured. The Mustangs’ level of play had fallen off, Berry said, despite them polishing off an unbeaten run though conference play.
“I’m really proud,” Berry said.
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All three Mecklenburg County 4A conferences held their volleyball finals Wednesday.
Providence (21-2) beat Ardrey Kell 3-1 in the Southern Meck 8 final, and Hough beat Hopewell 3-1 to win the MECKA 8 championship. Hough won the final game 25-15.
In the Southwestern final, Myers Park won the opening game 25-16, but quickly got down 11-4 in the second. But Berry watched her team come storming back to win the second game 25-19, and win the third 25-11.
Mustangs star Megan Owens, a senior left hitter who had 17 digs, was named tournament MVP. Chanin Scott had 14 kills and five blocks.
“We’re pretty excited,” Berry said. “It’s a big win. Butler was playing really well. We had a lot of stuff going on with kids out with injury and some different kids getting sick. The last week and a half has been a real struggle. I was kind of nervous about tonight because we really hadn’t been playing that well, but at times tonight, we played better than we have all year.”
• Cox Mill (25-0) won the South Piedmont tournament championship, beating Carson 3-0.
• The N.C. High School Athletic Association tournament begins Saturday.