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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Early leads can't derail Unity Christian

H-M-S is swept by War Eagle leaders


October 7, 2021


Emily Mutombo intends to pass the ball to a teammate during the match with Unity Christian on Sept. 28.

Getting an early jump on Unity Christian in two sets gave Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn reason to get excited, but that momentum proved to be short-lived. The Knights (3A No. 10) quickly rebounded to earn convincing 25-10, 25-10, 25-12 wins to complete the War Eagle Conference sweep.

The Hawks led 4-1 in the first set and 3-1 in the third, but could not sustain either advantage. Unity Christian pulled away in both sets as H-M-S could not string points together. The Knights, who finished the match with 31 kills, dominated the middle set from the start.

H-M-S and Unity Christian served at the same e...

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