Lady Mohawk VB Squad Wins SlamFest

Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Piggott Lady Mohawks, Harrison SlamFest Champions for 2017
courtesy photo

The Piggott Lady Mohawk volleyball teams have remained busy in the past week, taking on some of the top teams in the state. Saturday the senior squad made the long trip to Harrison, and brought home another first place finish in the SlamFest Tournament—their second in a row.

CRA

Thursday, Sept. 7, the Tribe hosted conference foe CRA at the Piggott High gym and split the night. The junior high squad rolled in their match, as did the “B” squad while the senior girls fell in five sets to the Lady Falcons.

Lady Mohawk Carlie Vancil battles to make the return in action against CRA last Thursday night at PHS. Also pictured for the Tribe are Lexi Herren (1) and Hannah Powell (8).
TD photo/Tim Blair

The junior girls continued to have a strong season as they rolled in straight sets, 25-20 and 25-9 over their visitors.

On the night Macey Williams had 16 assists, five aces and two kills; Maddie Reeves had seven kills and a 93-percent serve reception performance; Annalee Massey had five kills and Claire Bellers was 11 for 11 serving with four aces and four kills in the win.

The senior high match was another story, as the talented CRA squad came from behind to take the win. Getting off to a slow start, the Lady Mohawks dropped the first set 14-25, but they rebounded and took the second and third by scores of 25-23 and 25-19.

The Lady Falcons battled back to win the fourth set 21-25, then posted a 9-15 win in the fifth to take the match.

Emily Trosper had a strong evening for the Tribe with two solo blocks and nine kills; Hannah Powell had 13 digs and Madison Rahn recorded 20 assists in the loss.

SlamFest

Saturday, Sept. 9, the senior squad made the long—but familiar, trip to Harrison for this year's SlamFest Tournament. Coming off last year's championship, the Tribe made another good showing and brought home first place honors once again.

On the day the Lady Mohawks posted two set wins over Yellville-Summit, 25-14 and 25-10 and Alpena, 25-15 and 25-8. In the championship match they bettered Batesville-Southside in three sets, losing the first 20-25 then powering to wins of 25-21 and 15-11 to earn the title and first place trophy.

Rahn had a big day for the Mohawks with 66 assists, seven digs, five kills and two aces; Powell recorded 21 digs and four aces; Trosper had 26 kills and one solo block; Ally Kilbreath had 14 kills and Jordan Tate had 13 kills and a solo block in the wins.

The Tribe made the trip to Jonesboro on Tuesday, as they visited Ridgefield Christian. On the day the junior girls fell while the senior squad took the win. All teams will be in action Thursday evening at PHS as the Mohawks host Trumann. They'll also be at home on Monday, Sept. 18, as they host Hoxie in conference play, and the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Newport Lady Greyhounds will visit PHS for conference action.

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