The Southwood volleyball team gave #3 Wapahani a scare Saturday, defeating the Raiders in game one before falling 25-22, 24-26, 23-25, 18-25.
The two top 15 teams would start the night trading points with neither being able to mount a run. Game one was tied 8 times before the Knights would be the first to make a move. With Bailey Hobbs serving, Southwood would score 4 straight off an ace and a kill from Bailey Lundmark to lead 19-15. Lundmark would trade kills with Wapahani while Emilie Harnish got in on the action as the Knights led 22-19 when the Raiders scored 3 straight to knot the score. Tied at 22 Hobbs would get a block, followed by 2 Wapahani errors to give the Knights a 25-22 game one win.
Game two would start the same as game one and with Wapahani leading 10-8 the Knights caught fire. Bailey Lundmark would record a kill that started a 4-0 run as the Knights scored 8 of the next 9 points to grab a 16-11 lead. Southwood continued to feed Harnish and led 20-16 when the over rated chant from the cheer block seemed to fuel the Raiders. Wapahani would score 5 straight to grab a 21-20 lead before three straight by the Knights made it 23-21. The Raiders would come back with 3 straight to lead 24-23 when an out of bounds serve tied the score at 24 before 2 Raider points gave them the game 26-24 and tied the match 1-1.
Wapahani led game three 11-9 when they made a run. The Raiders would score 8 of the next 10 points to lead 19-11 when the character of the Knights came out. Makayla Proffitt would get three kills while Kelsey Niccum served an ace and Southwood scored 5 straight to cut the lead to 19-16. Down 23-18 Ashley Parson would get a kill that started a 4 points run. Bailey Lundmark had three straight kills as the Knights trailed 22-23. Wapahani would score 2 of the last 3 points for a 25-23 win and a 2-1 lead.
Game four kept the theme of the early punch and counter punch. Wapahani opened a 13-8 lead when the Knights made a comeback. On the back of Emilie Harnish Southwood would score 5 of the next 7 points to tie the score at 13. The Raiders would gain the lead back and at 20-17 put it away when they scored 3 straight for a 23-17 lead and went on to win 25-18.
Delayne Gentry 8 service points, 1 ace, 1 assist, 7 digs
Makenna Dawes 17 digs
Ashley Parson 6 kills, 3 digs
Ellie Hobbs 6 service points, 2 digs
Kelsey Niccum 4 service points, 1 ace, 10 digs
Bailey Hobbs 8 service points, 2 aces, 2 blocks, 2 kills, 9 digs, 42 assists
MaKayla Proffitt 6 kills, 2 blocks
Bailey Lundmark 1 service point, 14 kills, 3 blocks
Emilie Harnish 6 service points, 2 assists, 21 kills, 3 blocks, 24 digs
The junior varsity defeated Wapahani 25-24, 25-23.
Jessica Brubaker 1 service points, 1 ace, 3 digs
Hayley Bland Did Not Play – Injured
Alissa Pershing 2 service points, 7 kills, 1 block, 4 digs
Bailey Smith 5 service points, 1 ace, 6 kills, 1 block, 8 digs
Ellie Hobbs 5 service points, 1 ace, 15 assists, 6 digs
Emily Gwillim 8 service points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 13 digs
Paige Young 4 service points, 1 block, 1 kill, 7 digs