By Lisa Hughes
The Lady Hawks volleyball team played three close games last week, but struggled to put a W in the win column. The Lady Hawks opened up the week on Tuesday with their first home contest of the season, but were unable to defend their home court, losing to the Bennett County Lady Warriors in three 21-25, 19-25, and 17-25.
Stephanie Tlustos had a double double with 14 points and 24 digs. She also added 3 kills. Elizabeth Roberts added 12 points and 18 digs for her own double double. Roberts also added 4 kills and 1 block. Kodee Muhr led the team in hitting with 5 kills and also added 9 points with 3 aces.
Saturday, the Lady Hawks traveled to Hemingford for the Hemingford Invite. The Lady Hawks opened the tournament in pool play with a loss to conference foe Sioux County. The Lady Warriors downed the Hawks 22-25 and 15-25.
Leaders for the Hawks were Steph Tlustos with 11 points including 2 aces and 5 kills. Michaela Metcalf and Elizabeth Roberts each added 6 points and 1 block each. Kate Roberts led the Hawks defensively with 13 digs. Whitney Heiting added 7.
In their final game of the day, it took the Morrill Lady Lions three games to defeat the Lady Hawks. Morrill won the first game 21-25 before the Lady Hawks bounced back to win the second game 25-19. The third game was another close one with the Hawks falling 19-25.
Elizabeth Roberts was outstanding from the service line with 16 points including 7 aces. Roberts also added 15 digs. Kodee Muhr also had an outstanding serving game with 15 points including 1 ace. Michaela Metcalf added 8 points, 18 digs, and 6 kills. Stephanie Tlustos also added 7 points and 6 kills. Kate Roberts added 7 points and finished the game with 4 blocks.
The Lady Hawks face another tough and busy week when they travel to Mitchell and Leyton on Thursday and Friday, and then compete in the Crawford tournament on Saturday.
By Lisa Hughes