Volleyball: Mustang wins five straight, captures Jaguar Classic championship

Kylee Wickersham spikes a ball during a match against CHA earlier this season. The Broncos captured the 2016 Jaguar Classic championship at Westmoore last weekend. (Photographer/Shelly Holinsworth)

Kylee Wickersham spikes a ball during a match against CHA earlier this season. The Broncos captured the 2016 Jaguar Classic championship at Westmoore last weekend. (Photographer/Shelly Holinsworth)

 

Mustang coach Steve Hajek is extremely pleased with his team, especially after the Broncos cruised to their second tournament championship last weekend at the 2016 Jaguar Invitational at Westmoore.

Hajek’s squad ran off five straight wins over Piedmont, Midwest City, Westmoore, Moore and Bishop McGuinness.

“We weren’t playing very good on the first day, but still beat Piedmont, Midwest City and Westmoore,” the first-year coach said. “The second day we looked great, beating Moore and Bishop McGuinness.

“The biggest takeaway was that usually when we hit and it gets dug, we get disappointed and down. They continued to hit the entire weekend and we controlled the net like I know we’re able to do.”

The Broncos opened the tournament with a pair of two-set wins over Piedmont and Midwest City before knocking off host Westmoore in three sets to wrap up the first day. Mustang swept Moore in three sets in the semifinal opener Saturday and battled with Bishop McGuinness for the title, ultimately winning in five sets.

“I think when we play in district we overlook some teams,” he said. “We’re really competing this year. Tournaments are a different atmosphere. You’re there all day and it gives them a chance to bond a little more. We will try and take some of those things into the final few matches.”

Mustang closes out the regular season with four matches over the next two weeks, including tonight’s match at Bedlam-rival Yukon at 6 p.m.

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