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Hawk VB takes fifth in SICL Tournament (Hometown Press article)

posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:22 PM by webmaster@lshawks.org

Hawk VB takes fifth in SICL Tournament

Four conference teams took to the court in Sully last Thursday, Oct. 12, with sights set on earning fifth place in the SICL. The Hawks hosted the event, and there were a total of three matches played. When the games were finally over at 10:30 that night, the Hawks were on top after beating North Mahaska and Sigourney to take fifth place.

The L-S girls started off the night playing North Mahaska, who had a record of 13-14. The first set went to the Hawks, winning 25-8. The Hawks came out strong again in the second set and won with the same score. The Warhawks fought back in a third game full of Hawk miscues, winning 25-18. In the fourth set, L-S would finish off the Warhawks and win 25-20.

Senior Skyler Young sets up sophomore Mallory Loftus for an attack.

Sophomore Mallory Loftus led the team with 14 kills followed by seniors Camryn Russell and McKinley Conover with five each. Junior Carson Fisk accumulated 19 digs, followed by senior Skyler Young with 16. Young as setter finished with 30 assists.

Junior Makayla Rozendaal said the match was a “long, hard fight.”

“We played very well,” she said. “Our serves were on. We played together and got the job done against North Mahaska.”

Sigourney would beat Colfax in five sets to play L-S for the fifth-place match. The Hawks would win in four sets: 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, and 25-23.

“It was an exhausting two games,” said Russell. “We should have pulled away both games in three, but we eventually got the job done. Playing until 10:30 at night was not what we wanted, but we did what we had to do and got through it in a very positive way.”

Loftus again led the Hawks with 10 kills, followed by Conover with eight. Conover also had 24 digs with Fisk and Young right behind with 22 each. Young again led the Hawks with 30 assists, and junior Shiloh Cunningham added three.

“The girls really came out strong in the start of both games,” noted L-S Coach Jayme Deal. “Even though we let up in the third set of both matches, the girls really battled to finish in four games. Our serving and defense were on point, and I feel that really helped us come out on top.”

The Hawks improved to 16-12 on the year. Their next opponent was Collins-Maxwell in a regional game at home on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The winner will play North Tama at Traer on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

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