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Lady E-Hawks Take Down Pocahontas Area in 2020 Season Start

By Staff | Sep 2, 2020

GO FOR THE KILL - Brie Madden knocks in a kill during Emmetsburg’s 3-1 win over Pocahontas Area Thursday night.

by Joseph Schany

The Lady E-Hawks opened the season with a victory last Thursday, taking down Pocahontas Area 3-1 with scores of 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, and 25-8.

Emmetsburg would show a few nerves as they hit the court, falling behind early against Pocahontas to fall by two in the first set, 23-25.

“We had a few jitters to start the game,” said Lady E-Hawk Volleyball Head Coach Danielle Auten, “but we shook those off and played our game.”

The Emmetsburg netters would find their rhythm as the match continued, containing the Pocahontas offensive front to pull away with consecutive set wins.

SET IT UP -- Macy McAllister sets up the ball for the kill during the Lady E-Hawk season opener in Emmetsburg.

“Our back row attacking was working really well for us,” said Auten. “We also had great passing from the back row.”

The Lady E-Hawk offense was led by senior Maddy Mueller, who racked up 12 kills against Pocahontas Area. Mueller also went 29 for 31 in serving and helped the girls pull away with some big leads.

Read the full article in The Reporter.

TEAMWORK -- Jade Mueller, a sophomore, sets up the assist Thursday night. The Lady E-Hawks pulled away in each subsequent set to win 3-1. -- Joseph Schany photos

PICKING UP THE POINT -- Maddy Mueller scores the point after a smash hit between blockers. Mueller led the Lady E-Hawk offense with 12 kills against Pocahontas Area.