Lady Mohawks Post Important Conference Win

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Hannah Powell goes for the dig during the Lady Mohawks win over Hoxie Monday night at PHS. Also pictured for the Tribe are, from left: Georgina Bautista (21) and Emily Trosper (14). (TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks posted a key conference sweep Monday night at PHS, taking both matches with the Hoxie Lady Mustangs. Last Thursday the squads split with non-conference Harrisburg on the road, with the junior girls earning another win.

Harrisburg

The Junior girls rolled to a win in their match with the Junior Lady Hornets in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-11.

As for the senior squad, they fell in five sets, 15-25, 29-27, 16-25, 25-18 and 14-16 to the 4A hosts. The squad got a big night from Hannah Powell, as she was 27 of 30 at the line, while Colby Crossfield had 4 aces and 19 assists, Emily Trosper had 8 kills and 3 blocks, Grayson Murray had 6 kills, Harley Earnheart recorded 5 kills and Bailey Davis finished with 3 in the loss.

Hoxie

The Tribe returned to the friendly confines of the Piggott High School gym Monday evening and hosted the Lady Mustangs of Hoxie. But, the Mohawks proved to be poor hosts--beating their visitors in both the junior high and senior high matches.

The seventh grade squad also took their match in straight sets, winning 17-16 and 18-13. Callie Henson and Elise Gossett both were 9 of 10 from the line with 2 aces each, while Natalie Small and Taylor Smart were both 5 for 5 with 1 ace each in the win. As for the junior girls, they won their match in two sets as well, 25-12 and 25-17.

Testament to how evenly-matched the senior teams were was the five-set battle which followed, as five of the sets were won by way of the tiebreaker. Along the way Crossfield recorded an amazing 57 assists.

The Tribe battled to a 26-24 win in the first set, then took set two by the thinnest of margins, 25-23. The Lady Mustangs responded in the third set, and handed the Piggott squad a 25-27 loss, then followed that up with a 24-26 Lady Mohawk loss in set four. But, the toughness the team has displayed all season was evident in the fifth, and deciding set, as they took it 15-9.

In addition to the assists, Crossfield also had 6 digs and 2 aces while Powell finished with 11 digs and 2 aces of her own. In double figures in kills were Ally Kilbreath (18), Trosper (16) and Davis (10). Trosper also contributed 3 blocks and 2 aces while Davis added 3 more blocks in the win.

All squads were in action at home Tuesday evening against non-conference Brookland, and they'll visit another former conference mate, Westside, Thursday, Sept. 29. The junior team is scheduled to take part in a tournament at Brookland Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, and all teams will host Crowley's Ridge Academy Tuesday, Oct. 4, at PHS.

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