Lady Hawk Volleyball plays Circle, Lame Deer
October 24, 2019
The Lady Hawk volleyball team played two matches last week, traveling to Circle and Lame Deer.
On Thursday, the Broadus team and coaching staff made the drive to McCone County to face the Circle Lady Wildcats, a team which had beaten the Lady Hawks in their first meeting of the season.
Broadus Head Coach Gordon Archer commented on the Thursday match during an interview early this week: “I thought we went out and played good volleyball. We gained a lot when compared to the last time we faced them, and competed hard.”
Broadus came close in the first set, but was unable to seal the deal, with Circle winning 20-25. Broadus made a strong comeback in the second set, winning 25-17. In the third set, Circle won 25-19. The fourth was a tough loss for Broadus, with the set coming down to the last few points, and Circle winning 26-24.
“We had every opportunity to win that fourth set,” Archer lamented. “We just made a few crucial mistakes that cost us the game. I’ll give Circle a lot of credit – that made plays when it counted, and that’s what it takes to win.”
Broadus then went on the road once again, on Friday to Lame Deer. This match was not originally scheduled at the beginning of the season. Due to Busby’s season forfeit, an opening came up for both Lame Deer and Broadus, with the staff making the decision to take advantage of the time to gain experience for both squads.
“This match was a good confidence builder for us, especially after coming off the loss to Circle,” Coach Archer said. “Our girls went out and motivated each other, and it was a good win.”
Broadus won the match in three straight sets, improving their score with each set: 25-20, 25-15, and 25-10.
The Lady Hawks have one last match in the regular season, hosting Terry this Friday – a Varsity only match beginning at 6:30 PM. The final match will also be Senior Night, where the Senior Lady Hawks and their parents are honored for their years of dedication to the team.
The match against Terry is important to see where Broadus will be seated in the District Tournament. Terry currently sits at 4-6 in conference play, while Broadus sits at 4-7, with a loss to Terry. If Broadus is able to beat Terry in three sets, Archer says Broadus will move up in the tournament bracket.
Regardless of seating in the bracket, Broadus will have to go up and beat three teams in order to move on to Divisionals.
The District Tournament will take place October 31 and November 1st, in Glendive. Once a tournament bracket becomes available after this weekend’s games, we will have print it next week’s paper.
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