Mercersburg fell to host Fannett-Metal high school 3-1 in a varsity volleyball match September 24.
The Blue Storm came out strong and won the first set 25-19. But the Tigers ran off three straight wins (25-15, 25-14, and 25-23) to take the match.
Head coach Amy Lyman noted that "The team won the first set but then fell asleep and lost the next two. They showed more spirit in set four, but were unable to claim it. The team stats showed the lackluster performance as they served at only 82%, hit at a .121 and passed at a 1.4."
Morgan Fisher '23 led the team in kills with 7, followed by Kamden Jenkins '26 and Eliana Sandy '24 with 6 each. Jenkins was the leader in digs with 7 while Charlotte D'Arabian '24 had 6. Emily Jiang '23 added 5 digs and took over as the primary setter, delivering 21 assists. Ninth-grader Sarah Howley '26 led the team with a 92% serve percentage and delivery 3 aces while classmate Alli Caretti '26 had a .434 hitting percentage.
The Blue Storm (1-4) travels to Hagerstown, MD on Wednesday, September 28 for a match against St. Maria Goretti Catholic high school at 6:30 p.m.