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No scoring punch in volleyball losses

Hawks defeated by rated Jays, Generals

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 net,...