Lady Mohawks Mark Senior Night

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The senior members of the Lady Mohawk volleyball team were recognized during pre-game festivities Monday evening prior to the match with Portageville. The members of the PHS class of 2016 on the team included, from left: Front-Megan Johnson, Holly Boyd and Denise Cury. Back-Molly Daffron, MaKalia Beck and Payton Wilson.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks split a pair of conference matches last week, falling at home to Hoxie and then beating the Midland Mustangs in straight sets. Monday evening the Tribe marked senior night by hosting non-conference Portageville, in a hastily re-scheduled ceremony, as conflicts arose late last week.

Hoxie

The Lady Mohawks fell to Hoxie for the second time this year last Tuesday, 25-16, 20-25, 12-25, 25-22 and 12-15.

Leading the way for the Tribe was Colby Crossfield with an 18 for 19 evening at the service line, with three aces and 30 assists. Meanwhile, Lexi Herren was 10 for 10 serving; MaKalia Beck was 13 of 15 with 2 aces, 15 kills and 5 blocks; Hannah Powell was 17 of 18 in service with 3 kills and 3 digs; Holly Boyd was 11 of 12 with one ace and 5 digs; Braelyn Rhodes had 19 kills and 4 blocks and Grayson Murray had two kills in the loss.

The junior girls also lost their match with Hoxie, 20-25 and 13-15. In the match Paige Choate had 2 aces, 2 kills and 32 assists; Harley Earnhart finished with 2 kills and 1 block; Taylor Seal was perfect from the service line with 1 kill; Ashley Jeffries and Madison Rahn both had an ace and were perfect from the service line and Carlie Vancil contributed 2 assists, 1 dig and a perfect 6 for 6 serving in the loss.

Midland

The senior girls rebounded last Thursday with a straight set win over the Lady Mustangs of Midland in 3A-Northeast conference play.

Beck and Rhodes both had strong games at the net with 8 kills each; Crossfield was a perfect 7 of 7 from the service line with 17 assists and 2 kills. The junior Lady Mohawks were also successful, as they posted a conference win at Midland.

Portageville

Originally scheduled for Oct. 20, a conflict forced the Lady Mohawks to move their annual senior night observance to this week. So, Monday night six graduating seniors of the volleyball team were recognized during pre-game festivities as the Tribe hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Portageville (Mo.).

This year's senior class includes--MaKalia Beck, Payton Wilson, Megan Johnson, Holly Boyd, Molly Daffron and exchange student Denise Cury.

Following the traditional festivities, the Tribe went out and swept their visitors in both the "B" and varsity matches.

After watching the "B" team take their match in two straight, the Lady Mohawks put up a strong performance and took the varsity match in straight sets 25-20, 25-17 and 25-15.

Crossfield had a strong night with a 9 for 10 performance at the service line with 1 ace and 12 assists; Beck was 17 for 18 with 2 aces, 7 kills, 2 digs and a block; Herren was 8 for 8 with 2 assists and 3 digs; Powell was 4 for 6 from the service line; Johnson was 13 of 14 serving with 2 aces and a kill; Boyd was 7 for 7 in service with a dig; Murray had 3 kills and Rhodes finished with 5 kills, 1 dig, 1 assist and 2 blocks.

All teams were in action Tuesday evening, as they swept both the junior and senior matches to set to wrap up conference play at Ridgefield Christian. This Saturday at 9 a.m. the junior team is slated to play in their district tournament at Cedar Ridge, although the first round opponent has yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the senior team is slated to tune-up for the upcoming state tourney at Brookland next Monday, Oct. 19, in a non-conference set with the Lady Bearcats

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