The Strasburg Express rolls on - Rams make it 17 straight with victory over Rapp




RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY - Strasburg improved to 17-1 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the Bull Run by defeating the home standing Panthers Tuesday night by a final score of 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-11).
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Strasburg moves to within two games of completing its fourth straight perfect season in Bull Run play with the victory. The team will look to complete the regular season sweep with a Senior Night home match versus Madison County on Thursday and a road match at Clarke County next Tuesday.
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Five seniors will take the court on Thursday night for their final regular season match at home. Stephanie Conde and Jenna Smoot are completing their third season of varsity action while Jacyln Ayers, Ally Kauffman and Meghan Gum finish their second season of play under veteran Coach Suzanne Mathias.
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Conde and Smoot are 28-0 against Bull Run competition heading into the final week of play but a young Panthers squad made sure they earned the latest victory. Rapp rallied to trim leads in both game 1 and game 2, each time pulling within 24-22 before Strasburg closed out the game. Ayers closed out the opener with a kill that rolled over the top of the net while junior Lauren Agnew finished off game two with a "placed" kill.

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Rapp broke through in game 4, winning 25-21 to force a fourth game but Strasburg closed out the victory in fine fashion with an impressive 25-11 showing. Sadly, there was no roster available for the Panthers which limited the info on their players. If there is someone out there with access to the info Please pass it along.
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