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MWC volleyball finds positives in loss to Enid

Midwest City’s Amariyah Morris sends the ball over the net Thursday against Enid. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

It wasn’t the result Midwest City coach Matti Dix was looking for.

But she couldn’t fault her team’s effort last Thursday in a 3-0 loss to Enid.

The Lady Bombers rallied from deficits in the first two sets and led nearly the entire way in the third.

“We’ve been working on hustle, hard work and never giving up all season long,” said Dix. “And seeing that tonight against Enid makes us sure hopeful moving to next week.”

Misell Wagner and Amariyah Morris both had big games for Midwest City. Wagner scored several kills and Morris had some key points at the net.

“Misell Wagner had a really good night and Amariyah Morris had a great game all around,” Dix said.

Wagner was pleased with the way they played hard as a team all night. Morris echoed Wagner’s thoughts and said she’s happy to help.

“I just work hard and try to do my best and do what I have to do,” Morris said.

In the opening set, the Lady Bombers kept the score tight. Hanna Elam served up four straight points including two aces. Amariyah Morris tied the score at 23-all. But Enid took the set 25-23 with a side out and kill.

Midwest City rallied late in the second set to take the lead. Elam served up an ace and Misell Wagner scored back-to-back kills to give the Lady Bombers a 25-24 lead. But Enid countered with three straight points for the 28-26 victory.

It was a different story in the third. The Lady Bombers led much of the way until play was stopped due to a fire alarm at the JE Sutton Fieldhouse. Midwest City was leading 23-22 at the time. The building was evacuated for nearly an hour.

The teams finally returned, and Enid scored three points for the 25-23 win.

Midwest City volleyball players celebrate a point. Photo by Jeff Harrison


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