Lady Mohawk Volleyball Update

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Lady Mohawk Ally Kilbreath attacks the net in home action against Harrisburg last week. Also pictured for the Tribe are, from left: Georgina Bautista, Emily Trosper (14) and Lexi Herren (1).(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Lady Mohawk volleyball squad opened the home portion of their season last Thursday, sweeping former conference foes Harrisburg in both junior and senior high action. Monday evening the Lady Redskins of Pocahontas visited PHS, and swept the Tribe in non-conference play. Both teams were slated to visit Brookland Tuesday evening, although results were not available as of press time, and they'll be in action at home against Westside on Thursday evening.

Harrisburg

The junior Lady Mohawks began the home campaign with a two-set win over the Lady Hornets. Madison Rahn finished with 13 assists, Maddie Reeves had 6 digs and 3 aces, Maggie Williams had 5 kills and 3 aces, Taylor Seal was 6 for 6 serving, with 3 aces, and had 2 kills and Jordan Tate finished with 4 kills in the win.

As for the senior squad, they took the match in four sets, losing only the second in the process. The first set went to the Tribe 25-11, with Harrisburg rebounding for a 22-25 win in the second despite a late Piggott rally. The Mohawks then posted wins of 25-17 and 25-20 to take the non-conference set.

Leading the way was Colby Crossfield with 20 assists, 10 digs and 6 aces; while Ally Kilbreath had 10 kills and 3 aces; Hannah Powell had 20 digs and served 2 aces; Emily Trosper had 6 blocks and 5 kills; Lexi Herren served 3 aces and Grayson Murray had 6 kills.

Pocathonas

The Lady Redskins visited PHS Monday afternoon and swept the Tribe. The junior girls match went to the visitors 2-1 while the senior girls fell 3-1 in four sets.

The junior girls took the first set of the match 25-22, then dropped sets two and three 20-25 and 13-15 for the loss.

As for the senior squad, the Lady Mohawks dropped the first set 22-25, then rebounded for a 26-24 win in the second by way of the tie-breaker. The Lady Redskins responded and took sets three and four, with the Tribe falling 21-25 and 17-25.

Crossfield had another big performance, with 7 digs, 20 assists and a 20 for 20 night serving with one ace. Powell had 17 digs; Herren was 11 for 11 serving, Kilbreath had 6 kills, Georgina Bautista had 5 digs, Emily Trosper finished with 9 digs and 6 kills; Emily Massey had 2 kills, Murray had 6 kills and Harley Earnhart finished with one.

Following the early season sweep at Newport, both squads now stand at 1-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

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