Woodward-Granger’s volleyball has started to find their stride after winning their fourth game in six matches.
After suffering their first four game losing streak in many seasons, the Hawks (13-10, 3-1) recorded their third WCAC win last night with a three set sweep against the host Madrid Tigers (4-4, 1-3).
In the sweep the Hawks outscored their guests 75-43 with the only decisive set coming in the second match 25-7. The first and third sets were a bit closer at 25-20 and 25-16.
The Tuesday night win could be an indication that the Hawks have worked out any earlier season kinks.
The turnaround began Saturday, Sept. 16 at Huxley when the Hawks visited Ballard for a five game tournament hosted by the Bombers.
Despite being swept twice, 2-0, by the North Polk Comets and the Pella Lady Dutch, the Hawks exacted their own 2-0 sweeps against the Greene County Rams, Central Decatur, Leon Cardinals and Grand View Christian Thunder.
Against the Rams the Hawks wasted little time in moving on to their next opponent with wins of 21-7 and 21-13.
As a team they finished 35-for-41 on serves with 20 kills (Ashley Gales - 5), 19 assists (Emma Drake - 12), nine digs (Marissa Parker and Ashlyn Soelberg three each), six blocks (Drake and Gales two each) and seven aces (Pasker and Julie Pitman two each).
It was a deja-vu type of series versus the Cardinals as the Hawks won both games 21-14.
Once again Gales led the squad in kills with seven of the team’s 20. Drake assisted on 17 of the total 19 assists. The team was 29-for-35 from the line with three aces and two blocks.
The final win of the night came against the Thunder who were dealt blows of 21-16 and 21-13.
The Hawks were nearly perfect on serves finishing 37-of-41 on serves for a 90.2 percent efficiency.
Gales and Drake’s performances were instrumental as they led their squad in four of of six statistical categories.