A-P volleyball playing well ahead of postseason

Aplington-Parkersburg volleyball players celebrate a block during a match with AGWSR on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Scott Bierle/Mid-America Publishing photo)

PARKERSBURG – Aplington-Parkersburg volleyball is turning the corner at the right time.

  

The Falcons wrapped up the regular season with a four-set victory at AGWSR last Tuesday, Oct. 15 and upended 1A No. 14 BCLUW in Conrad in straight sets on Thursday, Oct. 17.

  

A-P's record is 15-16 overall, but the Falcons have won six of their last nine matches.

  

"The girls had a big team talk, saying that we couldn't keep going down the same path," A-P head coach Erin Huddleson said. "They had to take the next step at some point. … They have more of that winner mentality, that the other team has to play to beat them."

  

Jaycie Ellis had 13 kills in A-P's 20-25, 25-22, 25-10, 25-15 win against AGWSR. Britney Gibson added 10 kills and got involved on seven total blocks. Ellen Waller brought up a team-leading 17 digs, one of four Falcons with double-digit digs in the match. Kasidy Mohwinkle had eight kills and 16 digs.

  

The Falcons carried that momentum into the match with BCLUW 48 hours later. A-P won 25-22, 25-22, 25-18.

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