Lady Tigers win pivotal game against Hettinger/Scranton

In a pivotal regional match up, the Hettinger/Scranton lady Night Hawk volleyball squad faced off against the lady Tigers from New England, a game that was held in Scranton.

Victoria Jalbert celebrates with her teammates as the lady Tigers seal the victory with a win in the fourth set.  (PHOTOS BY COLE BENZ | The Herald)
Victoria Jalbert celebrates with her teammates as the lady Tigers seal the victory with a win in the fourth set. (PHOTOS BY COLE BENZ | The Herald)

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

In a pivotal regional match up, the Hettinger/Scranton lady Night Hawk volleyball squad faced off against the lady Tigers from New England, a game that was held in Scranton.

The Tigers ultimately came out with the victory, winning three out of the five sets, but Hettinger/Scranton kept it interesting until the last point.

The first two sets were won by dominant fashion by each team. New England won 25-15, taking the first set. The lady Night Hawks would be victorious in the second set, beating the lady Tigers overwhelmingly 25-13.

The next two sets were much more balanced and had the crowd on the edges as they watched the two teams volley for a victory.

In the third set the lady Night Hawks held on strong but fell by five points.

They had New England up against the wall in the fourth set.

But the lady Tigers clawed their way back into the game, and beat the lady Night Hawks 25-23, clinching the victory.

This game could prove important when it comes to seeding for the Region 7 tournament. In the final standings the first four teams are awarded byes, with the remaining eight teams facing off.

With nearly a month left in the season, New England now has a deciding game over Hettinger/Scranton in their desire for the fourth-seed Region 7 finish.

By finishing in the top four seeds at the end of the season, the team is awarded a bye week heading into the second stage of the Region 7 tournament.

The final 8 teams will match up to see who advances, with the top seed getting to play on their home court.

Though there is a few weeks left in the season, the lady Tigers won an important matchup that could have postseason ramifications at the end of the month.

Game Stats:

New England—(Kills) Hailee Kuske-13, Linzee Volk-7, Hallie Peterson-2, Jenna Ehlis-1, Paige Ehlis-1, Elizabeth Kaufman-1; (Blocks) P. Ehlis-1, J. Ehlis-1, H. Peterson-1, K. Kuske-1; (Ace) Victoria Jalbert-7, E. Kaufman-1.

Hettinger/Scranton—(Kills) Lizzy Thompson-19, Katelyn Turner-6, Brianna Robinson-3, Sam Reuther-3, Tayler Burwick-1, Molly Holt-1; (Blocks) L. Thompson-3, B. Robinson-1, T. Burwick-1, Madison Warbis-1; (Ace) Tara Dillon-4, B. Robinson-1, T. Burwick-1, M. Holt-1; (Digs) S. Reuther-1.

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