Opening the season with a win: Night Hawks take down Killdeer

The Night Hawk volleyball team opened their 2016 season with a win in Scranton over Killdeer, a fellow Region 7 opponent.

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By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The Night Hawk volleyball team opened their 2016 season with a win in Scranton over Killdeer, a fellow Region 7 opponent. They jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead in the initial set but Killdeer came back on their serve and took the lead and maintained it as they pulled out a 25-22 win.

The rest of the match belonged to the Night Hawks as they fought back to win set two by a 26-24 score and easily won the next two sets by the identical scores of 25-15. The Night Hawks hustled all the way and made some difficult digs as well as keeping loose balls alive on their side of the net. Killdeer managed to stay with them at times but the Night Hawks were relentless in keeping many volleys alive until getting the point.

Sam Reuther (L) and Madison Warbis (R) try to block a Killdeer spike. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)
Sam Reuther (L) and Madison Warbis (R) try to block a Killdeer spike. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)

The Night Hawks are not a tall team as their main spikers were Abbie Kludt and Molly Holt, both probably around 5-foot-7. But this team hustles constantly and leaves it all on the court. If you haven’t been to a volleyball match for awhile, come out and check this team out. You won’t be disappointed. They are a relatively a young team as they start three seniors, two sophomores and one freshman.

The “C” squad won their match by scores of 25-14 and 25-12. I felt Ebony Musonda, Talia Carter and Byrnn Honeyman lead them to victory. Musonda has an uncanny ability to tap the ball to an area where the opposing team could not return it.

The Junior Varsity squad lost their match by scores of 26-24 and 25-19. In the first set they fell behind early but kept battling back and were ahead 24-21 but Killdeer scored the next five points to pull it out.







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