RED OAK – The Red Oak Lady Hawks moved to 3-0 in District 15-4A play with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-8 win over the Forney Jackrabbits Tuesday.
Despite starting two seniors, one freshman and three sophomores, the Lady Hawks looked like the more experienced team as they did not allow the Lady Jackrabbits any more than 13 points in a game.
Game one started with a Red Oak hit into the net to give Forney a 1-0 lead. After Caleah Wells tied the game with her first of 21 kills of the night, Red Oak would not trail again.
After a 10-5 score, Red Oak was able to rally out to a 20-10 lead then, with a block from Wells, a kill from Elyse Berlin and a kill by Kennedi Coleman, the Lady Hawks took game one 25-13.
In game two, the Lady Hawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead with two kills from Wells before Forney rallied to a 6-4 score.
Then after the score was 9-6 in favor of Red Oak, the Lady Hawks used a combination of Coleman, Wells and Lindsey Boyce to build an 18-10 lead en route to a 25-13 game two win.
As game three opened, the Lady Hawks darted out to a 6-0 lead before Forney could grab its first point of the game. With a 6-2 score and Demi Burnett serving, the Lady Hawks went on an 11-1 run. During Burnett’s 11-point serving run, Berlin recorded a kill and Wells killed four shots. The Lady Hawks closed the game out with a 25-8 score.
While Wells led the Lady Hawks in kills with 21, Coleman followed suit with eight kills on the night.
Head coach Hope Porter was pleased that, “we finally started working well on some things we have been focussing on getting right and it was good to see when we are so young on the court.”
Despite being the more talented team on the court Porter felt, “We still had some ball control issues and a couple of other things that need to be tightened up.”
Friday night the Lady Hawks will get their first chance to tighten up some areas of play when Mesquite Poteet will come to Red Oak at 5:30 p.m.
Before the varsity game, the Red Oak junior varsity defeated the Forney junior varsity 2-1. The Lady Hawks were able to hang on in a tight third game for the win.