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Lady Hawks go 7-3 in week 2; win consolation in Byron Nelson Tournament

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RED OAK - The Lady Hawks started a busy week traveling to Mansfield for a double header against the North Crowley Lady Panthers and the Mansfield Legacy Lady Broncos on Monday night.

In the first match, the Lady Hawks jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first set against the Lady Panthers behind the serving of Kaycie Bird.

The Lady Panthers never got on track as the Lady Hawks won 25-15. In the second set, the Lady Panthers started stronger and kept the score close at the beginning.

The Lady Hawks then poured it on jumping out to a 19-13 lead behind great serving from Averi Walker and strong hitting from Hunter Porter and Lindsay Prasifka. The Lady Hawks went on to win the second set 25-16. In the third set, the Lady Hawks were down early, 6-9, but were able to fight back and tie the score at 13. With timely blocking and hitting from Morgan Watts the Lady Hawks put the Lady Panthers away winning 25-21.

In the second match, the Lady Hawks began the first set against Legacy in a close fought battle.

However, the Lady Broncos took advantage of the many Lady Hawks passing errors and hitting mistakes to win the first set 18-25.

It was a different game in the second set as the Lady Hawks, behind great serving from Bird, Walker, and Emmalee Smith kept the Lady Broncos off balance the entire set, easily winning 25-9.

The Lady Hawks started the third set losing 5-8 before Porter took control with her powerful kills.

The hitting combination of Porter, Prasifka, Caleah Wells and Kennedi Coleman was too much for the Lady Broncos as Red Oak won 25-14. The Lady Hawks continued their great play in the fourth set with awesome defense from Gabby Pena and Mallory Bolin easily shutting down Legacy 25-12.

Then, on Tuesday night, the Lady Hawks hosted the Aledo Ladycats in their new gym.

The Ladycats kept the Lady Hawks off balance all evening with pinpoint serves, good hitting and strong blocking.

The Lady Hawks weren’t able to mount much of a threat in set one and lost 15-25.

In set two the Lady Hawks started strong and got out to a 10-6 lead, just to watch the Ladycats chip away at the lead to tie the Lady Hawks at 19-19.

The Ladycats went on a 2-6 run to finish the second set 21-25.

In the third set the Lady Hawks saw more of the same from the Ladycats as the Ladycats jumped out to a 0-6 lead.

The Ladycats lead grew to 4-11 as they finished off the Lady Hawks in set three 17-25.

On Friday and Saturday the Lady Hawks traveled to Trophy Club to participate in the Byron Nelson Classic Volleyball Tournament.

In pool play on Friday, the Lady Hawks had wins over Byron Nelson, 25-14 and 25-7, and defending 4A state champion Canyon Randall, 25-20 and 25-20 and a loss to Keller Central, 19-25 and 12-25.

The Lady Hawks came in second in their pool and advanced to the championship bracket.

On Saturday morning, the Lady Hawks came out on the short end of an intense battle with Magnolia in their first match in the championship bracket, 25-16,17-25 and 23-25. However, the Lady Hawks came on strong with decisive wins over Waco Midway,15-25,25-23 and 25-19, Hereford, 25-18 and 25-12 and Waxa-hachie, 25-17 and 25-22 to capture the Consolation Championship.

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