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Lady Hawks begin district play and take 3rd in tournament

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Lady Hawks Volleyball Booster Club

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted the West Mesquite Lady Wranglers in their first district match Tuesday, Aug. 24.

The Lady Hawks’ excellent serving kept the Lady Wranglers off balance all night.

Emmalee Smith led the attack with six aces, Averi Walker had five aces, Kaycie Bird had three, Mallory Bolin added two and Lindsay Prasifka had one ace.

Caleah Wells led the Lady Hawks’ hitting attack with 11 kills, Hunter Porter had six kills, Prasifka had seven, Kennedi Cole-man had five and Morgan Watts added three.

In each of the three sets, the Lady Hawks jumped out to early leads and never let up, winning 25-11, 25-3 and 25-8.

The Lady Hawks came home with another tournament trophy on Saturday after competing in the Arlington Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

The third place finish ended an exciting weekend of volleyball and the tournament season for the Lady Hawks.

The Lady Hawks began the tournament on Friday by going undefeated in pool play.

By beating Arlington Seguin 25-4 and 25-7, Grace Prep 25-13 and 25-8, Copperas Cove 25-14 and 25-19 and Grand Prairie 25-8 and 25-16, the Lady Hawks advanced to the Championship Bracket on Saturday.

The Lady Hawks started the day on Saturday by beating Boswell, 25-18 and 25-18.

Next up was the home team favorite Lamar Lady Vikings. Lamar put up a good fight in the first set, but came up short as the Lady Hawks won 25-22.

The Lady Hawks continued to roll in the second set winning 25-19.

The Lady Hawks then faced off against the Southlake Carroll Lady Dragons coached by ex-Red Oak Coach Arthur Stan-field.

The Lady Hawks started off slowly in the first set and got behind by seven early.

The Lady Hawks came on strong at the end but couldn’t overcome a strong Lady Dragon offense, losing 21-25.

The second set was an all out war with both teams battling hard.

In the end the Lady Hawks lost a heartbreaker 25-27.

The Lady Hawks then played Mansfield Summit for the third place title.

Still a little sluggish from the previous emotional loss, the Lady Hawks managed to pull off a squeaker in the first set, winning 25-23.

Getting back in stride in the second set, the Lady Hawks won easily, 25-15 to capture third place.

Kaycie Bird and Hunter Porter were named to the All Tournament Team.


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