No. 8 Broncos stay hot with four-set win over Class 5A No. 14 Norman

Fall Sports, Volleyball

Trey Hunter

September 5, 2023
Kinley Taylor (Jr.) and Tatum Spencer (Sr.) go up to block a kill attempt during a match earlier this year at the Mustang Event Center. Taylor and Spencer helped lead the Broncos to a four-set win over Norman last week. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

The No. 8 Mustang Broncos kept their season rolling with a four-set win over the Class 5A No. 14 Norman Tigers last Tuesday.

The Broncos (11-2) jumped out to an early lead after taking the first set 25-19, however, the Tigers tied the match with a 25-23 second-set victory.

Coach Blake Newman’s squad wasted no time from that point forward, allowing just 14 and 11 points in the final two sets to secure the victory.

The Broncos totaled 42 combined kills with 42 assists offensively. They also finished with eight aces while scoring 62 points with the serve.

On the defensive end, the team finished with 89 digs with just 15 errors as well as 17 blocks.

Emrie Brown (Jr.) serves a ball during a match earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Brown and the Broncos picked up a four-set win over Norman last week. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

Erin Mack (Sr.) led the team with 13 combined kills on 35 attempts in the match. She also finished with seven digs and two blocks. Six of her kills came in the final two sets, helping ice the victory.

Tatum Spencer (Sr.) and Hadley Hunter (Jr.) each finished with seven kills while London Cooper (Sr.) and Emrie Brown (Jr.) each finished with four.

Cooper led team’s service game, recording a team-high five aces with 20 points. Merritt Fuller (Fr.), who led the team with 25 assists, finished with two aces and 15 points on the serve. Brown tallied once ace while Adisen Williamson (Sr.) recorded 11 helpers.

It was an all-out effort defensively with three players recording over 10 digs.

Libero Gracelyn Higgins (Jr.) led the way with 23 digs while Cooper finished with 15 and Hunter with 14. Fuller, Reagan Glenn (So.), and Raegan Bullard (Sr.) each tallied six.

Brown was a force at the net, leading the team with eight blocks. Melanie Long (Sr.) was also solid, finishing with four blocks as well as three kills and one dig. Kinley Taylor (Jr.) added three kills with two digs.

The Broncos, who also picked up two wins in the Choctaw tournament on Aug. 25, hit the road this week and next for four straight road matches.

Mustang travels to Edmond to take on the No. 9 Edmond Santa Fe Wolves (9-5) on Tuesday before traveling to Southmoore (3-9) on Friday. The team travels to No. 14 Moore (8-5) and No. 5 Edmond North (11-3) next week.

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