After taking down Medford 3-2, Hatchet spikers win pair at quad
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports, Nature Editor
An impressive week for the Tomahawk volleyball team included a 3-2 victory in Medford followed by a pair of wins at a quad hosted at Hatchet Fieldhouse Thursday.
In a thrilling conference tilt at Medford, Tomahawk jumped out to a 25-23 win in set one before falling in the second by a score 19-25. Tomahawk fought back to take the next set 26-24 and the Raiders battled to take game four 22-25 to force a fifth and final set. The final game would come down to the wire as Tomahawk pulled off the 17-15 win to get the 3-2 victory.
Mady Hanse led the team with 19 kills and Natalie Zastrow had 14 against the Raiders. Richelle Swan finished with 42 assists and Lexi Buck and Zastrow tied for aces with three apiece, respectively. Morgan Ernst was tops with 29 digs and Katie Pierce finished with five blocks at the net.
On Thursday Tomahawk hosted Athens, Prentice and Rhinelander in a four-team quad at Hatchet Fieldhouse. Tomahawk took on Athens in the first game and took down the Blue Jays in two straight sets.
Tomahawk dominated in set one scoring a 25-15 win. Athens did mount a short-lived comeback in set two until N. Zastrow stepped to the serve line and went on a run scoring point after point to push Tomahawk to a 25-12 win to get the 2-0 victory.
The Hatchets would fall in their next match 0-2 to Prentice before taking on Rhinelander and getting the 2-0 win over the Hodags by scores 25-15, 25-12.
Joining Zastrow with a big night at the serve line, Gianna Line led the team with five aces. M. Hanse had 18 kills and Zastrow had 11. Meghan Scholz had a big night above the net getting five blocks and M. Hanse finished the quad with 20 digs. R. Swan had 44 assists followed by Mackenzie Scholz with eight.
The Lady Hatchets finished out a busy week finishing in 3rd place at a tournament in Medford Saturday. L. Buck led the team with six aces, M. Hanse had 48 kills and N. Zastrow finished with 30 digs. M. Scholz was once again dominant above the net finishing with six blocks.
The Hatchet spikers will look to continue the impressive run when they travel to Mosinee tomorrow (Thursday) for a GNC tilt that begins on 7 p.m. Tomahawk will also be in action Tuesday, Oct. 8 when they host Northland Pines for another conference battle that begins at 7 p.m.