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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Jr Lady Hornets: The New Kids On The “Block”

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The Hackett Jr Lady Hornets are a young team who just moved up from 2A volleyball into a jungle of new opponents in the 3A. That would seem like a lot to put on the plate of such a fresh squad, but not for the Jr Lady Hornets. Come one, come all, hit towards them and they’ll spike the ball. The girls are coming off of a huge victorious week in volleyball as they hold an undefeated 2-0 conference record.

First up in the week, Hackett stayed home and faced the Green Forest Lady Tigers on August 25. After two dominating sets of 25-2 and 25-9, the Jr Lady Hornets flew away winners. The top players in the Green Forest match were Makenzie Freeman, Michaelyn Freeman, Prairie Vaughn with seven, five, and four aces. Kills were Alona Rothwell and Prairie with three kills each and Makenzie and Aubree Ruggles with two. And in the assists department was Prairie with six and Jessie Mendenhall with three.

Next on August 27, Hackett hit the road to Elkins where they left their mark on the Lady Elks with final sets of 25-7 and 25-13. Leading the Jr Lady Hornets was Lexi Gann with three kills. Jessie Mendenhall and Praire Vaughn with seven and five assists. Mendenhall and Makenzie Freeman with four and three aces. And Alona Rothwell and Michaelyn Freeman with one dig apiece.

“I would say it’s been a great week coming into 3A volleyball,” stated Coach Bridget Freeman. “The Jr Lady Hornets have secured their first two conference wins and have played well. I think the individual skills that we were forced to work on during the June/July summer sessions because of Covid rules, have helped us in our overall aspects of the game.” The Jr Lady Hornets will find their way back to the court on August 31 at Alma and on September 1 at Lincoln.

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