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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

A tall obstacle to overcome

A-W sweeps H-M-S in regional quarterfinal

 

October 29, 2020

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Senior Paige Gehrke greets Jasmine Lux as she comes off the court during regional action against Akron-Westfield.

Another rematch with a War Eagle Conference opponent was Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's challenge in the second round of the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament.

Playing Akron-Westfield on Oct. 14 at Remsen, the Hawks were unable to reverse the outcome of the regular season meeting six days earlier at Akron. The result was another loss to the Westerners, who won in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-19).

The Hawks had more total attacks (92-82) than Akron-Westfield, but they also had more hitting errors (24-11). The Westerners enjoyed a 33-21 edge in kills, led by 6'4" Natalie Nielsen who had 12. S...



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