Girls Volleyball season concludes in OHSAA Sweet Sixteen
Eric Miller | Sports Editor Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer
The Mason Girls volleyball team put together a season that will not be forgotten. The Comets finished with a record of 21-4, including a 9-0 record in Greater Miami Conference (GMC) play. The Comets took home their second straight GMC championship and reached the Regional Semifinal for the first time since 2014.
Head Coach Tiann Myer, who won her 300 match as a head coach during the season, said the camaraderie on her veteran team was a key contributing factor to their success.
¨Every player on my team this year was a returning player,¨ Myer said. ¨The bond between the players was unmatched by anything I’ve seen in my time here, and it helped them accomplish everything that they did this year.¨
Myer’s team was led by an extremely strong senior class of Abbie Hughes, who will play collegiately at Florida International University, Anna Brinkmann (Northern Kentucky University), Emma Haglage (Union College) and Taylor Heitfeld.
¨They’re really a special class because of how they held the team together, and how they always kept the girls focused on our goals throughout the year, ¨ Myer said.
The Comets season ended with a loss to Ursuline Academy in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Regional Semifinal, but didn’t go down without a fight. Ursuline jumped out to a two sets to none lead, before the Comets mounted an epic comeback effort that fell just short. Myer said she was incredibly proud watching her team battle back against a nationally ranked opponent.
¨Going into set three, there was not a doubt in my mind we would keep this match going,” Myer said. “I saw the passion in their eyes and knew that they weren’t done. I couldn’t tell you how excited it was to watch the girls come back in sets three and four and nearly take it away.¨
While the Comets graduate one of the most successful senior classes in program history, a battle tested group of underclassmen return and look to defend the Comets 25 match GMC winning streak and look to earn a third straight conference championship in 2018.