Lady Hawks win Crawford tournament

By Lisa Hughes
Despite starting out the week with two losses, the Lady Hawks rebounded on Saturday to win the Crawford Tournament and pick up three wins.  The Lady Hawks made two long road trips on Thursday and Friday when they traveled to Mitchell and Leyton to take on two very talented squads.  
The Lady Hawks lost to the Mitchell Tigers on Thursday in three straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-20, and 25-20. Kodee Muhr led the Hawks from the service line with 12 points.  Elizabeth Roberts added 9.  Roberts also added 15 digs and 5 blocks.  Whitney Heiting led the Lady Hawks with 20 digs.  
On Friday night, the Lady Hawks faced an undefeated Leyton Lady Warriors team and fell in straight sets 25-8, 25-7, and 25-17.  Kodee Muhr had 6 points with 1 ace.  Stephanie Tlustos added 4 points with 1 ace as well as 3 kills.  Whitney Heiting led the team in digs with 11 and also added 3 points and 1 kill.  Elizabeth Roberts added 10 digs and 5 points.  Michaela Metcalf and Kate Roberts had 3 and 2 blocks respectively.  
The Lady Hawks got back on the winning track on Saturday by taking the Crawford Tournament title.  The Lady Hawks faced off with the Banner County Lady Wildcats in the first game and won in two sets 25-11 and 25-23.  Whitney Heiting and Stephanie Tlustos each had 4 kills to lead the Lady Hawks;  Heiting added 8 points with 3 aces, while Tlustos added 13 digs and 2 points.  Muhr again led from the service line with 12 points including 2 aces.  Elizabeth Roberts added a double double with 10 points and 10 digs.  
In the second game of the round robin tournament, the Hawks avenged an earlier season loss to the Sioux County Lady Warriors downing them in three sets 20-25, 25-22, and 25-19.  Stephanie Tlustos had a big game finishing with 13 kills, 20 digs, and 7 points with 3 aces.  Elizabeth Roberts finished the game with 14 points, 9 kills, and 2 blocks.  Michaela Metcalf added 11 points with 1 ace and 6 kills.  Whitney Heiting also added a double double with 13 points with 3 aces and 15 digs.  
In the final game of the day, the Hawks defeated the Crawford Lady Rams for the second time this season.  The Lady Hawks won in three sets 25-4, 11-25, and 25-15.  Whitney Heiting put in a great game at the service line finishing with 23 points, with 18 of those points coming in the first set alone.  She ended up with 9 aces in the game.  Tlustos and Metcalf each finished with 6 kills to lead the Lady Hawks in that area.  Tlustos also added 14 digs.  
The Lady Hawks will be in action again on Friday when they host the Mullen Lady Broncs.  The Lady Hawks record now stands at 5-10.

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