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Lady E-Hawks Close Out Volleyball Season

By Joseph Schany - | Nov 3, 2020

TEAM SPIRIT -- The Lady E-Hawks would fall 0-3 against Western Christian in the Class 2A Regional Championship last Wednesday, finishing the 2020 season at 18-7 overall. Pictured, though the girls would struggle against a tough Wolfpack team, they kept their spirits high throughout the contest. -- Joseph Schany photo

by Joseph Schany

HARTLEY — The Lady E-Hawks would close out the 2020 volleyball season at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School Wednesday night after facing a 0-3 setback to Western Christian in the Class 2A Regional Championship. Emmetsburg would fall with scores of 25-10, 25-5, and 25-12.

The first set would see the Lady E-Hawks keep a steady pace with the Wolves, down 5-4 early. An streak of kills by the Western Christian offensive front along with key blocks would soon bring the score to 20-8 before scoring the final points.

In the second set, Emmetsburg would fall behind 7-2 early. The Lady E-Hawks would then pick up points on a kill and errant Wolfpack hit to bring the score to 17-5, until a dominant Western Christian would score eight more unanswered points for the win.

The Lady E-Hawks would go back and forth with Western Christian in the third set, closing the gap within two points 12-10. The Wolves would go on the attack soon after, putting up 12 points, 22-10 and Emmetsburg would not recover.

Western Christian would target Emmetsburg’s offensive leaders, holding Macy McAllister and Maddy Mueller to five kills each while keeping Abbie Schany at two. Mueller would pick up five digs, Schany would dig out three shots, and McAllister would hit two digs.

Serving on the night, McAllister and Mueller would each pick up one of Emmetsburg’s two aces. McAllister would serve five of six with Mueller going five of five. Schany and Emma Auten would also serve a perfect five for five during the contest. Emily Schany would serve three of five while Raegan Swanson would pick up three of three. Swanson would also tally six digs on the night.

Emmetsburg finishes out their season at 18-7 overall.

Read the full article in The Reporter.