Monroe Mustangs Women’s Volleyball Opens Weekend with Straight Set Win at Frederick
FREDERICK, Md., September 24, 2021 – The Monroe College Mustangs women's volleyball team got another weekend road trip started on the right foot, picking up a three-set victory at Frederick Community College Friday evening. The Mustangs improve to 16-3 overall with the win and run their win streak to 10 matches, while the Cougars fall to 4-4 on the year.
The Mustangs jumped out to a comfortable 10-2 lead to open up the first frame on Friday. A five-point run later put them up, 16-5. The momentum never waned, as the visitors went on to claim a 25-10 win in the opening set and take a 1-0 lead on the night.
The second set was much closer early on, as the game was knotted up at 8-8. The Mustangs took the next three points before the Cougars picked up another, but Monroe then turned an 11-9 lead into a 17-9 lead to take full control once again. They continued to roll from there for a 25-14 win and a 2-0 edge in the match.
Monroe tried to get out of there quickly, going up 10-1 in the third game. The Cougars chipped away to make it 13-5, but the Mustangs then took 9-of-10 points for a 22-6 advantage. They then took three of the final four points to finish things off with a 25-7 win, wrapping up the match in straight sets.
Leanisse Solano threw down nine kills to lead the Mustangs on Friday, adding nine digs and two blocks. Alondra Ramos and Yaliancis Flores followed with seven kills apiece. Masoomeh Angooti provided five kills and a team-high 10 digs. Lyanis Rios added a team-best 19 assists to go with four aces and five digs. Alisha Callender was next with 13 assists and five digs of her own. Valeria Trinidad had five total blocks in the win, adding five kills as well.
The Mustangs continue their road trip on Saturday, Sept. 25, when they head to Petersburg, Va., for a tri-match at Richard Bland College. They will open up against Richard Bland at 11 a.m., followed by a matchup with Catawba Valley Community College at 1 p.m.