Although Woodward-Granger’s volleyball team saw their two year winning streak over the host A-D-M Tigers come to an end, the Hawks’ play on the court is starting to take form.
At Adel-DeSoto-Minburn the Hawks (8-4) found themselves on the positive side of the A-D-M Invite where they finished with a 4-1 record dropping only a total of three sets in 11 attempts.
In three of their four wins the Hawks dominated their oppositions with straight set wins against the Perry Jayettes, Knoxville Panthers, and Norwalk Warriors.
W-G breezed by against the Jayettes (2-11) allowing their cross town opposition a total of 25 points in those two sets, 21-11 and 21-14.
It was another forgone conclusion when they faced the Panthers (3-9). Once again the Hawks took the early lead and never looked back with wins of 21-13 and 21-16.
The Warriors (6-8) gave the Hawks some trouble in their first match losing only by two points, 21-19. W-G kept the Warriors in check in the second set with a 21-16 victory.
It was a tougher outing against the Nevada Cubs (5-4) who not only almost took game one at 22-20, but managed to nab game two, 21-15.
The close call must’ve ignited the Hawks players who needed it as the two teams posted another close match with the Hawks prevailing 15-12.
Meg Jackson, Hawks’ head coach, was proud with what her team has overcome despite losing some integral pieces from prior years.
“We are just working at being better with every opportunity that is given, whether that be at practice or in a match,” she said. “We are also starting to trust each other and support each other better.”
The team looks to continue their winning ways when they travel to Earlham on Tuesday for a West Central Activities Conference match versus the 6-4 Cardinals.