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Sabetha Volleyball Flys Past Hiawatha For Sweep
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

103.9 KNZA broadcast - Sabetha at Hiawatha - click here to listen 

The League portion of the volleyball season continued on Tuesday night in the Big Seven and Hiawatha played host to Sabetha with both teams in search of their first win of the season. At the end of the night it was the Bluejays finding the win column twice for the sweep winning 25-14, 25-13 and 25-12, 25-21. 

Night started off promising for Hiawatha as the Red Hawks started the first set of the evening on a 4-0 run but Sabetha settled in to tie the set at 4-4 and then took the lead as the Bluejays went on a 6-0 run after Hiawatha's 4-0 run to open the set. Lead worked to 10-5 for Sabetha when Hiawatha called a timeout but the Red Hawks would be hurt by some unforced mistakes and the Bluejays pushed their lead to double figures and capped set one with a 25-14 win. Set two saw Hiawatha go up 1-0 but after that Sabetha would control the set as the Bluejays flew to a sizeable lead behind a 12-0 run that included four aces. The lead built by Sabetha proved to be to much for Hiawatha and the Bluejays took the set 25-13 to earn the match win in straight sets. 

The second match on the night saw Sabetha continue their momentum from earlier in the evening taking advantage of some Hiawatha Red Hawk mistakes in the process as the Bluejays worked to a 20-6 led in the first set before Hiawatha managed to string some tallies together which included three aces from Jaye Hrencher making it 20-10. Sabetha finished the first set off with a Hillary Krebs ace taking set one 25-12. Set two of the second match proved to be the most competitive between the two teams on the night as the teams traded the lead early and with an 8-6 lead in favor of Hiawatha, Sabetha called an early timeout. The Red Hawks found themselves down midway through the set but rattled off three-straight points and tied the set at 14-14. The rest of the way the teams traded opportunities and points until Sabetha provided themselves some cushion late and secured the set 25-21 to take the match in straight sets. 

The two wins moves Sabetha to 2-6 on the season overall and 2-2 in Big Seven action. On the night Trista Agrabright provided some serves for the Bluejays, while Krebs was a playmaker on the floor and both Minnie Schumann and Nikki Kuenzi both were active at the net. 

Hiawatha with the pair of losses falls to 0-4 on the season and has the same mark in Big Seven action. In the loss the Red Hawks saw contributions from several players including Emme Leupold, Josie Pierce, Hrencher and Kaysi Overdick. 

Both teams will be in action again on Saturday at the Nemaha Central Invitational in Seneca. 


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