Lady Mohawks Advance in State Volleyball Tourney

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lady Mohawk volleyball coach Nikki Speer, and members of the squad, as they load the bus Tuesday morning for the long trip to Harrison and the state tourney.

The Piggott Lady Mohawks advanced into the second round of the state 3A volleyball tournament at Harrison Tuesday with a win over West Fork. By virtue of their district championship, the Lady Mohawks took on the third place finishing West Fork Lady Tigers of 3A-West in the first round and won in five tough sets.

The Lady Mohawks came out hot in their first round state tourney game, and took the first set by a score of 25-20. But, the Lady Tigers responded in set number two and held on to post the win 25-23.

The third set also went to the squad from West Fork, by way of the tiebreaker, as they scratched out a 28-26 win to take a 2-1 advantage.

But, the Lady Mohawks were not to be denied as they pushed back to tie the match at 2-2 with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set.

And, in the tiebreaker fifth set it was a dominate Mohawk performance, as they closed out the match 15-8.

Leading the way was Crossfield with 19 kills and 10 digs in the victory. Meanwhile, Davis finished with an astounding 35 assists and recorded 9 digs; Jessie Scheffler had 8 blocks and 3 kills at the net; Erica Cluck-Vancil had 29 digs and the remaining senior, Bre Chandler, finished with 4 aces, 10 digs, 5 kills and 5 assists. Rounding out the offensive attack was McKenzie Hopkins, who continued to shine at the net with 15 kills and 5 blocks.

The Tribe is now set to play at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 30, and will take on Paris. Earlier Tuesday the Paris squad eliminated Green Forest in three straight.

The other members of 3A-Northeast split in the first round, with CRA falling to Jessieville and Hoxie upsetting St. Joseph and Harrisburg beating Atkins to advance.

With a win in the second round the Mohawks will advance to play at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

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