They started the week on October 1 with a match at Hazen and led by Alyssa Andress’ 17 kills and Sam Oase’s 21 blocks they defeated Hazen in three sets, 25-16, 25-15, and 25-12. Talia Carter added 26 assists and Carolyn Schultz had eight digs.
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Next up on October 3 was New England who had just lost to Bowman Co. on Oct. 1 in five sets. It took five sets for the Night Hawks to down the determined Tigers. The Tigers won the opening set 25-20 but the Night Hawks took charge in the second set. After the Night Hawks took an early 8-1 the Tiger came back to tie it up at eight apiece. The Night Hawks put on a run and went up 19-10 and finished with a 25-13 win. The Night Hawks were poised to win the third set as they led most of the way until the Tigers slowly chipped away at their lead and eventually tied the set at 24 all. The set went to the Tigers 29-27. Again the Night Hawks stepped it up in the fourth set and at one point had a 20-6 lead and won 25-13. The Night Hawks pulled out the deciding fifth set 15-11.
One of the high lights of the match was Andress getting her 1,000 kill for her high school career. She unofficially had 24 kills in this match.
The Night Hawks placed third in the Silver Bracket of the Dickinson Varsity Volleyball Tournament conducted September 27-28. In that bracket they downed Baker, lost to Glendive and then beat Laurel. There were 23 teams in the tourney.
I don’t want to overlook Beach (Oct 8) and Glen Ullin/Hebron (Oct 10), but the Night Hawks have an important match with Trinity on October 15 at Hettinger.