Lady Mohawk Volleyball Team on Late Season Roll

Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Lady Mohawk's MaKalia Beck goes for the kill in recent action at PHS

The Piggott Lady Mohawks rebounded from the recent conference loss at Hoxie with four straight wins in the past week. Last Tuesday they notched a home conference win over Walnut Ridge, on Thursday traveled to Paragould and beat CRA in 3A-Northeast action, then on Monday night the Tribe traveled to Pocahontas for a non-conference set with the Lady Redskins, and won in four sets and they followed that up with a win over the Lady Mustangs on Tuesday at PHS.

Walnut Ridge

The Tribe hosted the Lady Bobcats at PHS on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and beat their visitors from Lawrence County in three straight. The first game was fairly tight as the Tribe won 25-23, but they distanced themselves more in the second and took it 25-18 and then rolled 25-15 in the third.

Senior McKenzie Hopkins had a big night at the net with 11 kills and 7 blocks, while MaKalia Beck added 8 mores kills and 2 blocks.

In the junior high set the Lady Bobcats prevailed 25-15, 25-22 and 15-13 over the Lady Mohawks, despite a good night from Piggott's Emily Trosper. On the night she had 6 kills and 2 blocks, and was a perfect 14 of 14 from the service line in the loss.

CRA Lady Falcons

The Lady Mohawks traveled to Paragould on Thursday, Sept. 25 and took an important conference match from CRA in four sets. The Tribe came out hot and took the first game 25-15, then dropped game two 19-25. The third game was a back-and-forth affair, but the Mohawks came from behind to edge their hosts 26-24. With momentum on their side, they cruised in the fourth 25-12.

Abby Holcomb was outstanding at the service line, going 18 for 18 with 2 aces. She was also 8 for 8 down the stretch in the third set as the Tribe mounted their comeback win.

MaKalia Beck led the Tribe at the net with 8 blocks and 8 kills, while Hopkins had 9 kills on the night. Colby Crossfield also had a strong night with 3 aces and 18 assists.

Meanwhile, the junior girls swept CRA in two sets, 28-26 and 25-22. Trosper had another big night, going 7 of 8 on serves and recording 6 kills. Hannah Powell also had a good performance, going 6 for 7 from the service line with 1 ace and 6 kills.

Pocahontas

Monday afternoon the Tribe made the trip to Pocahontas and split on the day with the 4A Lady Redskins.

In the senior match the Mohawks won in four sets, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22 and 25-12. Hopkins was once again a force at the net with 13 kills and 7 blocks, while Beck had 7 kills and 5 blocks and Crossfield had 12 assists on the night.

In the junior high match the host team took the win over the Lady Mohawks 12-25 and 21-25.

Hoxie Rematch

Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Tribe hosted Hoxie in a rematch of their only conference loss, and won in four sets--25-13, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-21. Meanwhile, the junior girls fell in two straight, 9-25 and 25-25.

More details may be found in the Oct. 8 print and online editions of the CCTD.

With the wins over Hoxie, Walnut Ridge and CRA the Tribe moved to 7-1 in conference play and 12-3 overall. They will visit Cedar Ridge this Thursday, Oct. 2. Next Tuesday, Oct. 7, they'll be on the road at Walnut Ridge and on Thursday, Oct. 9, CRA will visit PHS for a conference set.

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