Lady Hawks Take Runner-Up Trophy

The Lady Hawks entered the Panhandle Conference tournament on Saturday, October 19th as the #3 seed and came away with the Runner-Up Trophy. The Lady Hawks opened the tournament with a three set win over the Hemingford Lady Cats by scores of 27-25, 22-25 and 25-10. Samantha Toof led the team with 7 kills and also added 7 assists and 5 digs. Katie Agler added 5 kills as well as 15 digs. Joce Varvel had a double double with 14 assists and 11 digs. In the second round the Lady Hawks took down the #2 seed Edgemont Lady Moguls for the second time this season by scores of 26-24, 22-25 and 25-4. The first two sets were tightly played as evidenced by the scores but in the third set Joce Varvel started the Lady Hawks off by serving 15 straight points before the Lady Moguls were able to break her serve. Varvel also added 9 assists, 6 kills and 15 digs. Bailey Scherbarth added 4 kills and 6 ace serves. In the Championship game, the Lady Hawks ran out of gas and struggled to find a groove against the Lady Warriors of Sioux County. The Lady Warriors won their second straight conference title by scores of 19-25 and 13-25. Statistically, Katie Agler led the Lady Hawks with 4 kills and 4 digs. “The girls are really starting to play good volleyball,” said Coach Merritt. “I was so proud of their effort in the tournament and it’s exciting to see them accomplishing some of their goals. We are looking forward to hosting the Sub-district tournament on our home floor…please come out and cheer for your Lady Hawks.”

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