Little Hawks Comeback against Marion

The Indians went head to head with the City girls for four sets.


Mary Olesberg

Alexa Ingram ’17 celebrates after a point against West High on September 6, 2016.

Anna Roemerman, Reporter

The girls volleyball team travelled to Marion on Thursday, September 29th to take on 4A powerhouse team Marion. The 5th ranked Indians were 17-5 previous to Thursday.

The night started slow for the Little Hawks. Marion immediately strung together a 10-0 lead in the first set. Following the rough start, the Little Hawks sided out and went on a small run bringing the score to 10-5. After some more tough rallying, the Indians went on another spree and took the first set 25-11.

“We just tried to forget about the first game and moved on from it.” Shannon Stamp ‘17 said. “We wanted to minimize our errors and come back strong the next set.”

After the onslaught of the first set, the Little Hawks came out with a new mind set. The girls traded points with Marion throughout the entire set. The Marion fans roared after every point that Marion scored. City managed to stay with Marion the entire time until breaking away and winning 27-25.

“It was the momentum we needed to win.” Stamp said “After that it really gave us hope that we could come back and win despite what happened the first set.”

In the third set, City pushed ahead right away against the Indians getting a 7-1 lead. Marion fought back against the Little Hawk bombardment which led to another neck to neck battle until the Little Hawks pulled ahead and won 25-22.

The 4th set following the previous trends was again a close one. Back and forth play resulted in City pulling ahead for the 3rd time of the night, giving the Little Hawk girls the victory.