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Sheyenne volleyball plays first match as 'Mustangs'

The first Mustangs team: 9th grade volleyball. Back row, from left: Kaitlyn Kuntz, Drew Walters, Karli Schulz, Alley Stroh, Sophia Dobrinz, Justice Kieffer, Coach Jenna Green. Second row: Bailey Hoffner, Paige Olson, Kendra Johnson, Keauna Hansen. Front Row:Abby Wendel, Jazmine Klutn, Maddie Pillen.

It will be nearly three years before the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center's expansion into a full high school will be complete, but as of right now, they are officially known as the Mustangs.

The first athletic team to play under the "Mustang" moniker, the 9th Grade volleyball team, competed on Saturday in Jamestown Jamboree tournament.

In this tournament, the Mustangs went 1-2-1 in four two-set matches.

In their first match, the Mustangs lost to Bismarck by scores of 16-25 and 22-25.

The second was chalked up as the Mustangs first victory, as they beat Jamestown 27-25 and 25-21.

The Mustangs faced Fargo South next, losing 11-25 and 18-25.

Their final match of the tournament against Bismarck-St. Mary ended in a draw, as they won the first set 25-22 before losing the second 14-25.

Coach Jenna Green saw potential in her team and was happy with the way they performed. "To be the first 'Mustang' team and to get that first win is really exciting," Green said. "We have a really talented team that's been playing together for a while, and I feel we can compete with schools that have established programs."