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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

No scoring punch in volleyball losses

Hawks defeated by rated Jays, Generals

 

September 9, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Jasmine Lux prepares to push the ball past Gehlen Catholic blocker Miyah Whitehead for a kill during the match in Hartley.

Unable to score points consistently, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn volleyball team struggled in a pair of 3-0 losses, including their War Eagle Conference opener.

The Hawks especially struggled to generate offense against rated Gehlen Catholic (1A No. 4) in a home court loss (25-4, 25-13, 25-6) on Aug. 31.

H-M-S scored two points early in the first set, but only managed two more the rest of the way. The Hawks generated more points in the second set but were unable to keep pace with Gehlen Catholic. A brief flurry to start the third set gave H-M-S most of its points.

The Jays dominated at the n...



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