Hawks knock out Raiders in 3 sets


Sam Boyd

Senior Lauren Kirch helped give the Hawks an edge over the LD Bell Raiders as she has done for much of the season. With 10 digs, Kirch was among the top players on the team. (Previously taken photo)

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

The Lady Hawks beat the LD Bell Raiders in the first round of the UIL State Volleyball Championships. In the first set, the Hawks won 25-16, 25-17 in the second set, and won the third 25-7.

Several players stepped up to the sweep such as senior Banner Rodgers who had 13 digs and sophomore Kendall Patterson who had 6 kills and 7 digs of her own. Senior Lauren Kirch and junior Brookah Palmer led the team in kills with 10 and 12 respectively. Senior Hannah Holloway also had a dominating performance with 8 digs and 15 assists.

The Lady Hawks will face a tough Copperas Cove team who also sweeped their first round opponent, Duncanville. Copperas Cove finsihed their season with a 40-7 record and had a 64 state ranking compared to the Lady Hawks’ 35-11 record and 10 state rank.