This past week, the Hackett Sr High Lady Hornets did what they do best in the volleyball world and that’s winning! On Tuesday, August 25 the Lady Hornets took the Green Forest Lady Tigers by the toe as they block-n-rolled for the win 3-0. Then the girls turned around on Thursday, August 27, and did the very same thing to the Elkins Lady Elks with the same final score outcome. With these two conference wins, the Lady Hornets are flying undefeated 2-0. Upgrading from 2A to 3A volleyball, Hackett is proving that they mean business no matter where they put down roots.
The top players of the Green Forest game were Madeline Freeman and Jamye Durham with 5 aces each. Kills were Rain Vaughn with 10, Madeline with nine, Jamye Durham with six, and Kenadi Wright and Shayla Foster with four each. Blocks were Jamye with two. Assists were Madeline with 15 and Madi Taylor with 11. And Digs were Kandace Byrd with eight, Kayla Richardson with six, and Shayla and Kenadi with four each.
When it came to the Lady Hornets match against Elkins, walking away as the top players were Shayla and Kandace with eight and three assists respectively. Madeline and Rain with 11 and seven kills. Madi and Madeline with 10 and seven assists. And Kandace with eight digs followed by Madeline, Shayla, and Kayla with four each.
“I thought all three teams (Junior High, High School JV, and Varsity) played great volleyball,” expressed Coach Bridget Freeman. “It was our first match coming off of a great season last year for both junior and senior highs. I was impressed with our serving and hitting. I would like to continue focusing more on passing, but the girls had great hustle and effort…and might have even gone in the game a few times with their masks on!!” The Sr Lady Hornets will be back in action on August 31 at Alma and September 1 at Lincoln.
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster