The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

It was all about the team

Collective effort leads to first War Eagle net win

 

October 15, 2020

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Emily Mutombo focuses on keeping the ball in play in the Hawks' match with Remsen St. Mary's on Oct. 8.

Individual athletes committing to the team concept is usually the key to success. That was certainly the case for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's volleyball team as it defeated Harris-Lake Park, 3-1, on Oct. 6 in Hartley.

"It's probably the best team ball we've played. That made a huge difference," said Hawk coach Cheryl Kroese.

H-M-S needed a unified effort to overcome an early deficit in the first set. After losing their advantage, the Wolves forced three ties but they were not enough to prevent the Hawks from earning a 26-24 win. That set the tone for the rest of the match.

"It was huge," Kroes...



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