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Fast starts not enough

Costly errors hurt H-M-S in WEC match

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was unable to take advantage of early momentum against Gehlen Catholic during a 3-0 loss on Aug. 29. The visiting Jays won the War Eagle Conference match by scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-14.

The Hawks built a seven-point lead in the opening set before Gehlen Catholic tied the score and eventually pulled ahead. H-M-S stayed close before faltering down the stretch.

"One of our goals this year is to come out strong in each match," said Hawk coach Cheryl Kroese. "I was proud of how the girls came out that night. They were ready to play."

Although their lead was not as large,...

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