Holy smokes Batman! The Hackett Sr High Lady Hornets are at it again. Last year, the Lady Hornets concluded their volleyball season with an 11-1 conference play record and a second-round seat at State. This season though, the girls seem to be outdoing themselves. Already sitting with an 8-0 undefeated conference play record and a first-place stance in the 2A West volleyball standings, Hackett has six matches left to play before District.
To start the week, the Lady Hornets have taken home two wins in their matches against Booneville on Monday and Eureka Springs on Tuesday. With a 3-0 take against the Lady Bearcats, the Lady Hornets secured nonconference scores of 25-11, 25-20, and 25-17. And with their 3-0 conference win, Hackett ended their matches 25-11, 25-8, and 25-18, against the Lady Highlanders.
After adding up totals from both successful matches, sophomore Madeline Freeman led her team with 16 kills, followed closely by juniors Rain Vaughn with 14 and Kandace Byrd with 12. Kenadi Wright, Shayla Foster, and Jamye Durham combined for the remaining 17 kills. Juniors Kayla Richardson and Byrd led with six aces apiece with sophomore Foster bringing in five. Freeman followed with four and juniors Madi Taylor, Brooke Holt, and Durham combined for five.
Throwing digs right and left was Richardson with an incredible 30 followed by Foster with 12 and Byrd with eight. Freeman, Durham, Taylor, and Vaughn secured the remaining nine digs. And with a two day total of six blocks was Durham and Vaughn with two apiece and sophomore Wright and Freeman with one each.
The Sr High Lady Hornets have once again showcased their incredible talent and true grit through court appearances against every opponent they have been tasked to face. The Lady Hornets week will conclude with Hackett traveling to Mulberry on September 26 to take on the Yellowjackets who are 2-8 in overall play and hold a 2-6 conference record. Games will start at 4:30 p.m.