The Hay Springs volleyball team took on 11 sets within 24 hours this weekend, starting with a win against the Edgemont Moguls on the evening of Friday the 13th. The game was a nail biter; it went to 5 sets! The Hawks came out strong in the first two sets, with scores of 25-16 and 25-22, but couldn’t keep it together for the third and fourth, when they were outscored 20-25 and 13-25. The final set was won by Hay Springs with a score of 17-15. Leading the Lady Hawks in points was Kate Roberts with 13, who also served 7 aces. Jesse Heiting, Whitney Heiting, and Cydney Jancik each contributed 8 points to the game. Whitney also contributed 5 aces and 13 kills, while Jesse had 3 aces and 16 assists. Cydney served 4 aces and had 6 kills and 5 digs. Stephanie Tlustos also had 16 assists and hammered down 7 kills in the Edgemont game.
The volleyball girls woke up bright and early the next morning to play St. Paul, a C1 school at the Gordon Tournament. The Lady Hawks were defeated by St. Paul 8-25 and 11-25, and the leading stats were held by Whitney Heiting and Jesse Heiting, who each contributed 2 points to the sets and Kate Roberts, who put down 2 kills.
Shortly after, the Hawks took on the Rams from Crawford and defeated them without trouble in 2 sets. Stephanie Tlustos led the varsity girls with 12 points and 13 aces, followed closely by Kate Roberts with 11 points, 4 aces and 4 blocks. Jesse Heiting commanded the assists with 5, and also contributed 3 kills. Whitney Heiting likewise had 3 kills, along with 9 points and 6 ace serves and Cydney Jancik contributed 10 digs to the Crawford game. After the high from defeating Crawford, the defeat by the Hemingford Bobcats was a buzz-kill with scores of 17-25 and 21-25. The leading scorer for Hay Springs was Jen Scherbarth, with 6 points. Following behind with 4 points was Kate Roberts, who also added 2 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs, and 2 blocks. Steph Tlustos had 4 kills as well, along with 8 assists.
The Lady Hawks came into the tournament with a record of 4-0 and left with a record of 5-2. The Hawks are scheduled to compete in the Hemingford Tournament on Saturday, September 21.