Lady Mohawk Volleyball Wraps Regular Season
The Piggott Lady Mohawks dropped a four set conference match to Walnut Ridge Tuesday evening, leaving the Tribe as the three-seed for the upcoming district. The loss was the first in five matches, as the squad had enjoyed a late season winning streak.
The local teams posted a pair of key conference wins Thursday evening at PHS, as the swept the Newport Lady Greyhounds in both junior high and senior high play. Monday evening they visited the Trumann Lady Wildcats and split, with the junior girls falling in straight sets while the senior squad won easily 3-0.
In the early match, the Junior Lady Mohawks rolled in straight sets, 25-13 and 25-15. On the night, Emma Riddle had four aces, two kills and two digs; Elise Gossett had three aces and two kills; Grace Hooten had three aces and three kills; Kalaya Cole had five kills and Alyssa Manor had four kills in the win.
In the varsity contest the Tribe powered to a straight set win, tested only in the third. They took the match 25-21, 25-19 and 27-25. Madison Rahn had 34 assists, three kills and eight digs; Macey Williams had five aces, 15 digs and two kills; Bailey Davis had eight kills; Annalee Massey had three aces, two kills and three digs; Claire Bellers had 12 kills and 19 digs while Jordan Tate had six kills and one block.
The junior girls struggled at Trumann Monday afternoon, calling to their hosts 25-9 and 25-20. The squad is hosting the 3A-East junior district beginning Thursday. (see additional story this section)
In the late match, the senior girls had not trouble notching another conference win as they beat the Lady Wildcats 25-16, 25-18 and 25-12.
On the night, Rahn had 22 assists, four aces, seven digs and three kills; Hayley Springsteen finished with two aces and seven digs; Massey had two aces, two kills and one block; Carlie Vancil had eight digs; Bellers had nine digs and eight kills; Davis had five digs and three kills; Harley Earnhart had three kills and Tate had six kills and three blocks in the win.
Against the Lady Bobcats Tuesday evening, the junior girls came from behind after losing the first set to take the win.
Meanwhile, the varsity squad marked senior night then went out and played a back-and-forth match with the Lady Bobcats--losing in four sets by way of the tiebreaker 17-15.
The first round of senior district play is set for Saturday evening, with the subsequent rounds to be played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of next week.