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Archive - 2009 & 2010 Seasons
Midland's Middle School team finished the 2010 season with a six-and-six record after losing six members of last year's team - it was definitely a rebuilding year! For a sixth-grader's perspective on our season, read Erin Burke's article...

Middle School volleyball Centerplace vs Midland: You win volleyball games when you serve well. And against Centerplace, Megan Schlinsog and Emily Resz showed off their stuff in spades. In game 1, the Golden Eagles got out to a quick 11-3 lead as Midland had troubles returning the ball on service; a problem both teams faced throughout the evening.
With her team down by more than a dozen, Megan stepped to the line and simply started serving the ball over the net with a direct, underhand serve. No smashes, nothing fancy, just "hit me if you can!" And as it turned out, Centerplace...couldn't. When the Golden Eagles finally got the ball back, their lead had shrunk to one.
Middle school volleyball    Give them some credit though, because Centerplace turned right around and quickly ran their lead right back to 23-16. And then Emily Resz, playing in her last middle-school match, took over the game... Nine line-drive serves later, the Lady Mustangs ran off the court with a 25-23 victory in their back pocket. 
  And Emily wasn't done by a long shot. Serving in game #2, she rang up nine (9!) straight aces for the Mustangs, handing her team a 10-0 lead. The two teams traded serves after that, swapping points until the score reached 18-8. Perfect timing - back on the service line, Ms. Resz ran off another seven points for a 25-8 win to claim the game and the match, two games to zip. Impressive. Just impressive.... (Record: 6-6)

Heritage vs Midland: (Record: 5-6)

Veritas @ Midland: This match against Veritas was an exciting one, even though the first game started off a little rough. With the score 21-13 in favor of Veritas, things were not looking good for Midland, but Emily Resz got the team on a roll with her serves and the next thing everyone knew, Midland was on top by the score of 22-21. Lydia Svoboda and Angel Newton finished it off, giving the win to the Mustangs! The second game was close, and well played by both teams; Midland took the game 25-21 and also the match. Coach Resz would like to send  a big thank-you to Mrs. Svoboda! She not only provided delicious cookies for the Mustangs decorated with red and black, but also made yellow and blue cookies for Veritas!. (Record: 5-5)

KSD vs Midland: (Record: 4-5)

KC East vs Midland: (Record: 3-5)

Centerplace @ Midland: The Mustangs won their second in a row by defeating Centerplace in the friendly confines of Midland's home gym. The first game was an easy victory with a final score of 25-13. The second game was much closer, but the Mustangs still pulled out the game, and the match, 25-22. (Record: 3-4)

Veritas vs Midland: After losing the first game against Veritas 25-19, the Lady Mustangs returned the favor and handed Veritas a defeat by the same score. In the third and deciding game, Midland was on a roll and won by nine, 15-6. Assistant Coach Kim Resz said "I thought the girls did a great job. Fought hard all the way and really pulled together and were playing like a team." (Record 2-4)

KC East vs Midland: Midland fell to KC East in two games as part of a tri-match with KC East and Veritas. The games were close, with Midland scoring 20 and 21 points in a losing cause. Serves played a key role in the outcome of both matches. (Record: 1-4)

Christ Prep vs Midland: The blue-clad Patriots came ready to play, and defeated the Lady Mustangs in two games. After a painful 25-13 loss in the first game, Midland played Christ Prep close in the second, finally going down on the wrong end of a 25-23 score. (Record: 1-3)

KSD @ Midland: The Middle School Mustangs broke into the win column with a well-played game against the visiting Jackrabbits. After winning the first game by a convincing 25-15 score, Midland gave up several aces in a row during game two, but still pulled it out for a 25-20 victory and the match. (Record: 1-2)

Midland @ Veritas: The match against Veritas was both hard-fought and hot with no air conditioning or movement in the Eudora Education Center. Midland lost the first game 25-15, then made the second game close in a 25-23 loss. The final game was a heartbreaker, with the Lady Mustangs on the wrong end of a 27-25 score. (Record: 0-2)

Metro vs Midland: Midland's middle school volleyball team played an always-tough Metro team to start their 2010 season, and unfortunately lost both games by scores of 25-18 and 25-20. Despite the loss, the team has to feel pleased that they kept the games close considering they only have four players returning from last year's undefeated squad. (Record: 0-1)

Coach Biographies (2010)

Coach FentonSherl Fenton, Head Coach: Sherl returns to the Middle School Girls Volleyball team for her 5th year as head coach. She began playing volleyball in middle school (7th grade) and was soon hooked, playing on varsity teams throughout high school. She enjoys coaching, and says, "It is rewarding to watch the girls work hard to develop skills, and grow in their love for volleyball. They are not only improving their game skills, but they're learning to be team players, to do their best, and have fun; important, lifelong concepts they can use throughout their lives."

Coach ReszKim Resz, Assistant coach: This is Kim's third year assisting Coach Fenton with the Middle School Girls Volleyball team. She has always enjoyed watching and playing volleyball, but has learned so much working with Sherl and the team!
   She believes that Midland has a very talented group of young ladies that make the game fun, and that every player has something to offer to the team. Kim says that her philosophy with all sports is that "it doesn’t matter whether we win or lose, as long as you put forth your best effort and use the abilities God has given us as a witness to demonstrate our love for Him."

Team Roster (2010)

# Name Grade
 0 Hannah O'Rear 8th
 1 Angel Newton 7th
 2 Carrie Helmer 6th
 3 Amy Rios 6th
 5 Sadie Griffith 6th
 11 Megan Schlinsog 8th
 12 Erin Burke 6th
 17 Emily Resz (Captain) 8th
 20 Sara Pope 8th
 24 Lydia Svoboda 7th
  Sherl Fenton Head coach
  Kim Resz Asst. coach

Middle-school volleyball = Perfection!

Midland's middle school volleyball team finished their 2009 fall season by defeating Centerplace; wrapping up the year with a perfect 7-0 record. Led by third-year coach Sheryl Fenton, the Middle School Lady Mustangs claimed victories over Metro, KSD, Centerplace, and Olathe Christian. They won 15 games out of the 16 they played, outscoring their opponents by more than 150 points.

Congratulations, girls, on a perfectly great season!