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.
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.