Meadowview shuts out Morgan in victoryPublished 8:42pm Thursday, August 29, 2013
After a preseason scrimmage with Morgan Academy earlier this month, Meadowview Christian head coach Tim Burton seemed confident and was happy with his team’s play, despite coming out on the wrong end of the scoreboard.
Thursday when the rivals met in a game that actually counted, it was apparent why.
The Trojans blitzed Morgan, 25-13, 25-23, 25-20 to win the match.
“Just to be honest, I wish I was up in the stands watching,” Burton said. “That’s how impressed I was with their play. I would’ve rather been in the stands watching than sitting there coaching, because it was a joy.”
The momentum swung Meadowview’s way early on, with a quick 15-4 lead in the first set. In a set that Burton described as “perfect”, the Trojans rode that wave of momentum to a 25-13 win.
The second set was back and forth, with Morgan taking an early 10-3 lead before Meadowview rallied to tie it 12-12.
From there the Senators jumped on the Trojans again, before Meadowview rallied to tie it again 21-21. Not long after tying the set for the second time, Meadowview finished it off 25-23.
“I think that was a breaker, because it is hard for any team to come back after the first two losses and win three straight, so if you can get that second one you are looking pretty good,” Burton said.
Although his team did make mistakes, Burton said he was proud of the way they continued to fight throughout the close second set.
“The second game you are going to have flaws, errors. You expect that. Even colleges are going to have mistakes,” Burton said. “If they can keep them to a minimum and not get down on themselves because they make those mistakes, we will be fine.”
In the third set, it was all Meadowview although the Senators did put together a rally towards the end. The Trojans jumped out to 14-8 and 17-9 leads before finishing the match off 25-20.
When asked what his team could continue to improve at, Burton said he just wants more performances like the Trojans had Thursday.
“I just want them to hold where they were at today,” Burton said. “If they can hold where they were at today, I think we will be fine.”
On the other side of the contest, Morgan head coach Jennifer Moore was not happy with her team’s performance.
“I told them to load up, get their stuff and meet me in the high school parking lot,” Moore said. “They didn’t quit, I’ll give them that, but we have to fix some problems, so we are going to practice.”