Night Hawks take down Bulldogs


The Night Hawk volleyball team had it all going for them in avoiding the Region 7 play-in game as they took on rival Bowman Bulldogs.  The Night Hawks came into the final region game with a 7-3 record and were on their own home court while the Bulldogs were 4-6 in region play.  But when these two teams take on each other throw the records out.

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The Bulldogs took charge early in the opening set as they had 5-0 and 12-4 leads and went on to win 25-16 led by junior Ellie Stafford’s six kills.  The second set went back and forth with neither team able to get more than a three point lead.  But the Bulldogs put it together late and went ahead with a 23-17 lead and held on to win 25-21.  The Night Hawks were now down to having to win three sets in a row.

The Night Hawks came back in the third set and they controlled it from start to finish to win this one 25-18.  The fourth set belonged to them also with a 25-20 win.

Now it was down to the fifth set with the winning team only needing 15 points.  The Night Hawks jumped out to an early 9-3 lead and seemed to be in control.  But the Bulldogs still had some fight left in them as they stormed back to tie the set at 10-10 and later at 13-13.  The home team got the last two points as Alyssa Andress put an exclamation point on the winning serve with a kill shot.

Next up for the Night Hawks will face the winner of Mott-Regent and New England in round two of the regionals at Trinity on Nov. 6.

Bowman County will play Beulah on Friday, Nov. 3 at home.

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