Lady Mohawk Volleyball Squad Gains Split

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Lady Mohawks Grayson Murray (left) and Colby Crossfield await the serve in recent volleyball action at PHS.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks dropped a conference match to the Hoxie Lady Mustangs last Friday, Sept. 18, losing in straight sets. The Tribe had an off night and fell to Hoxie 25-6, 25-8 and 25-12.

But, the Lady Mohawks bounced back on Monday evening, traveling to Kennett and beating the Lady Indians in four sets.

The first went to the Tribe 25-10, and Piggott also took the second 25-13. The host team responded in the third set, and posted a 25-9 win, but the Mohawks put up a strong fourth set, 25-12, to take the non-conference win.

Leading the way for the Mohawks was MaKalia Beck with 23 kills, 18 digs, 4 blocks and a 5-for-5 night serving with one ace. Colby Crossfield contributed 51 assists, 18 digs, 3 kills and was 11-for-11 serving with one ace. Hannah Powell had 26 digs, Emily Trosper had 12 kills and Grayson Murray added another 9 kills.

In the early match, the Lady Indian JV squad took the win over the Tribe 2 to 1.

The Lady Mohawks hosted the Midland Mustangs Tuesday evening at PHS, in the first match to be played in what is now referred to as the "middle gym" since 2009. The gym was recently renovated, and will be pressed into service late next month as PHS hosts the 3A state volleyball tournament. Lady Mohawk Coach Nikki Speer noted there are subtle differences between the two floors, and wanted her squad to acquaint themselves with the former home of the Mohawks in advance of state tourney play.

The Tribe took the match in straight sets, 25-15, 25-13 and 25-5. Meanwhile, the junior squad fell yet again, 25-17 and 26-24.

The Mohawks are also scheduled to play at home Thursday evening, as they'll host Ridgefield Christian in conference play. This weekend the junior squad is also scheduled to take part in the Valley View Junior Tournament. All squads will be back in action on Monday, Sept. 21, in non-conference play at Pocahontas and the following evening the Tribe will visit conference foe Walnut Ridge.

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