Live updates: Heartbreaker ends Branson volleyball’s historic run


Shun Graves

The team huddles during the third set as the Branson audience looks on, Nov. 10, 2021.

By Shun Graves

8:07 p.m.

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8:05 p.m.

A heartbreaker. Mitty wins the final set 15-12.

8:00 p.m.

It’s still very close this set: 11-10, Mitty.

A scene from the fifth set against Mitty, Nov. 10, 2021. (Shun Graves)

7:55 p.m.

The set now stands at a tie: 7-7.

7:52 p.m.

The fifth set begins close: 3-2, Mitty leading.

7:45 p.m.

The Bulls win the fourth set, 25-22. Now even with Mitty.

7:42 p.m.

A tie late in the fourth set: 21-21.

Logan Tusher (15) serves the ball during the fourth set versus Mitty. (Shun Graves)

7:36 p.m.

Branson still leads a close fourth set, 17-14.

7:31 p.m.

Chants of the day: Synchronized clapping and “LET’S GO BRANSON.” Branson leads fourth set 12-10.

7:28 p.m.

Branson leads the fourth set, 9-8.

Game action during the fourth set against Mitty, Nov. 10, 2021. (Shun Graves)

7:21 p.m.

The fourth set begins with a tie: 2-2.

7:15 p.m.

Branson wins the third set, 25-17.

7:13 p.m.

The lead only grows. 22-17 for the third set, Branson.

7:09 p.m.

A decisive lead for the third set: now 17-14, Branson.

7:05 p.m.

Branson takes lead for set. 14-13, third set. Ardent applause from the Branson audience.

7:04 p.m.

Status update: Mitty won the first two sets. But the third set is still very close: 13-11, Mitty leading.

6:59 p.m.

Eva Lacy, a junior on the volleyball team, says she’s “excited.” Set score: 7-6, Mitty.

This is so exciting. What a phenomenal atmosphere.

— Veronica Bosque

6:57 p.m.

Cheers mount as Branson takes lead. Third set now 5-4, Branson.

6:55 p.m.

The third set begins. Current set score: 2-2.

6:50 p.m.

Loud cheers as Branson scores another point. But Mitty wins the second set 25-19.

6:40 p.m.

“This is so exciting. What a phenomenal atmosphere,” Veronica Bosque, director of athletics, says of the support from students. Current score: 16-11, Mitty.

6:37 p.m.

Second set: Still close. 11-9, Mitty.

6:30 p.m.

Second set begins with Mitty leading, 5-4.

6:25 p.m.

Spirited calls of “LET’S GO BRANSON” from the Branson audience.

Branson students cheer the volleyball team on against Mitty, Nov. 10, 2021. (Shun Graves)

6:22 p.m.

Mity wins first set, 25-18.

6:12 p.m.

First set. Current score: 16-9, Mitty in the lead.

5:55 p.m.

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