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Hiawatha Sweeps Holton Triangular

Holton played mistake-free volleyball in their opening match against Sabetha. The Wildcats dominated the Bluejays at the net and took advantage of opportunities for kills when they were presented to them. Sabetha had no answer for senior Brooke Flewelling up front, and junior Cora Miller made some miraculous digs to keep plays alive. Holton won the match 25-17, 25-16.

Hiawatha started off strong by winning the first set with junior hitter Abby Elffner getting some unhittable kills. However, Sabetha would come back with their best set of the day as they were able to get points on some long rallies; something they weren’t able to do all day. In the final set, the Redhawks got off to a hot start, but the Bluejays rattled off some points to take a 14-7 lead. Hiawatha then would generate a 9-0 run to take the lead. It was back-and-forth for a few points to make it 18-18, but then the Redhawks would finish strong to win the set. The final score was 25-16, 17-25, 25-21. Sabetha falls to 7-6 in Big 7 play and 17-14 in the regular season.

The final match of the day between Holton and Hiawatha featured a thrilling first set going into extras. The Redhawks staved off five set points by the Wildcats and was able to win 28-26. In set two, Holton once again found themselves up by a sizable amount at the end of the set, but this time they took care of business to win 25-16. Hiawatha wasted no time with the final set winning 25-17 as they were able to complete the comeback.

Hiawatha improves to 11-1 in Big 7 play and 23-5 on the regular season to secure at least second place in the league. As for Holton they go 1-1 on the evening with them now at 5-7 in Big 7 games and 13-16 overall. All three teams will compete in a tournament in Sabetha this Saturday.

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