After last night’s intense volleyball match against the Mansfield Sr High Lady Tigers, the Hackett Sr High Lady Hornets remain UNDEFEATED. Being at the top is not something the Lady Hornets are strangers to. In fact, not many other competitors in the volleyball world seem to hold a candle to the extraordinary talents of the Lady Hornets. With their 3-0 win over the Lady Tigers, Hackett sits in the top seat of the 2A West with a 10-0 conference record. In second place with a 9-1 record are the Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows with Alpena taking third.
The Sr Lady Hornets not only pulled off an awe-inspiring “Pink Out” match but they celebrated their two seniors as well. Volleyball guru, Jordyn Null, and manager, Elise Fox, who holds the team together with all of her behind the scenes awesomeness. Fox took over as manager in Jr High when a knee surgery forced her to discontinue playing and Null has been in the volleyball program for its entire four-year existence.
With set scores ending 25-10, 26-24, and 25-17, the Sr Lady Hornets weren’t going to allow the Lady Tigers the opportunity to flex their winning muscle. Rain Vaughn led her team in kills with 11 while Kenadi Wright followed with seven. Bringing in five was Madeline Freeman while Shayla Foster earned four and Jamye Durham and Kandace Byrd made two each.
Better than an ace in the hole is an ace in your face. Byrd and Freeman each earned two while Foster, Durham, Null, and Kayla Richardson added one apiece. Durham lobbed out three blocks while Wright and Vaughn helped with one each. And digging their way to China was Richardson with a whopping 18 digs, Foster with 11, Byrd with seven, Vaughn with five, and combining for eight was Freeman, Durham, Null, and Brooke Holt.
Tonight, Hackett will travel to Lavaca to battle the Lady Golden Arrows. These two heavyweights will face-off in what is sure to be a match for the books. Lavaca will try their hand at knocking Hackett out of their number one seat while the Lady Hornets will try to keep the Lady Arrows in the losing bracket. The games will begin at 4 p.m.