NEW PORT RICHEY – The Mitchell Mustangs took advantage of home court Tuesday night and defeated the Land O’ Lakes Gators 3-0 in straight sets.

The last time these two met in the Swamp the roles were reversed in a thrilling 5-set OT win for the Gators (25-22, 20-25, 15-25, 25-23, 19-17). This time however in the friendly confines of their home court the Mustangs prevailed (25-21, 25-23, 25-15) to move closer to division leading Sunlake (9-1, 5-1) who currently hold the top seed in the 7A, district 8 standings.

7A, District 8 has been a very strong division year after year and it will all come down to the District tournament that will be held in the Swamp at Land O’ Lakes on October 17th and 18th. With just 7 games remaining in the regular season, none of them district 8 contests, it appears as if the Mustangs and Gators are headed for a rematch in the semi-finals in the Swamp on the 17th of next month.