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Lady Hawks get wins over Terrell, Lancaster

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RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted the Terrell Lady Tigers Tuesday, Aug. 31 in their second district match of the season. The Lady Hawks started slowly in the first set. The Lady Tigers dug almost everything the Lady Hawks hit, as they were only able to build a 9-5 lead.

However, from that point on it was all Lady Hawks as they jumped out to an 18-9 lead and then went on to win 25-9.

The second and third sets were similar to the first as in both sets the score was tied at 5 early on.

Then, behind great serving from Kaycie Bird, Emmalee Smith and Hunter Porter and pinpoint hitting from Morgan Watts, Caleah Wells and Lindsay Prasifka, the Lady Hawks took over. In the second set the Lady Hawks jumped out to a 16-7 lead and then went on to win 25-9. In the third set the Lady Hawks didn’t turn it on until they were up 12-9. They went on a 13 point run to win 25-9.

Kennedi Coleman had five kills and two blocks, Gabby Pena had 10 digs, Morgan Watts had nine kills, Hunter Porter had four kills, two blocks and four aces, Kaycie Bird had six aces and 15 assists, Emmalee Smith had four aces, five assists and four digs and Lindsay Prasifka added nine kills and two blocks.

The Red Oak Lady Hawks then traveled to Lancaster on Friday to take on the Lady Tigers in a District 15-4A match up.

The Lady Hawks early on had some difficulty adjusting to the Lady Tigers style of play and made several unforced errors which allowed the Lady Tigers to hang with them up to 14-12. With the help of some really good serving from Emmalee Smith and timely blocking from Caleah Wells, the Lady Hawks went on an 11-3 run to close out the first set 25-15.

The second set started out with precision serving by Kaycie Bird and Emmalee Smith which kept the Lady Tigers off balance and scrambling for returns. The Lady Hawks got out to a 14-5 lead and cruised on to take the second set 25-11.

In the third set the Lady Tigers got more of the same strategic serving from the Lady Hawks’ Kaycie Bird, Averi Walker and Emmalee Smith which kept the Lady Tigers out of position and struggling to return serve. The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 15-4 lead and never looked back, easily winning the third set 25-7. Lindsay Prasifka had seven kills, five aces and four digs, Emm-alee Smith had six aces, 12 assists and seven digs, Averi Walker had four aces and four digs, Kaycie Bird had 21 assists and four digs, Hunter Porter had nine kills two blocks and eight digs, Caleah Wells had eight kills, Morgan Watts had three kills and two blocks and Kennedi Coleman added five kills and two blocks.

With this win the Lady Hawks are 3-0 in District play and 21-7 overall.

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