Lady Hawks hold back Midlothian, Ennis
RED OAK - In what turned out to be a playoff type atmosphere, the Lady Hawks were in Midlothian on Tuesday night to take on the Lady Panthers.
In the first set, the teams were evenly matched as the score was tied at 11.
Then the Lady Hawks took over, led by the dominating net play of Morgan Watts, winning 25-17.
The second set began slowly for the Lady Hawks as they got behind 7-8.
Again, Watts came through with key blocks and timely kills to spark the Lady Hawks to build a 19-16 lead.
Emmalee Smith added a couple of serving aces and the Lady Hawks won 25-17.
Once again the Lady Hawks fell behind the Lady Panthers early in the third set 5-8.
They battled to tie the score at 16 but could never gain the lead, losing 21-25.
The fourth set turned out to be an intense, all-out war. With the score tied at 3 the Lady Panthers got on a roll and jumped out to a 13-7 lead.
However, the Lady Hawks never quit, battling to tie the score at 19 and then taking the lead 21-20.
The Lady Panthers continued to put up a fight and tied the score at 24.
Once again the Lady Hawks dug in and pulled out the victory 26-24.
The Lady Hawks were then at home Friday night to play the Ennis Lady Lions.
The first set started with Kaycie Bird serving three aces.
However, the Lady Lions fought back and took the lead 4-5.
The Lady Hawks then turned it on behind the powerful hitting of Hunter Porter and several more serving aces from Emmalee Smith.
The Lady Hawks won 25-14.
In the second set the Lady Hawks were again behind 3-4 before their offense kicked in.
With several blocks from Caleah Wells, the Lady Hawks took over and won 25-13.
The Lady Hawks struggled in the third set to shake off the Lady Lions until the score was tied at 13.
With great hitting from Hun-ter Porter and Lindsay Prasifka the Lady Hawks jumped out to a 20-16 lead and on to a 25-18 win.
The Lady Hawks are now 3-0 in district play and 23-7 overall.