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Hoxie volleyball advances to state



Hoxie's Chasity Kingsland records a kill during the senior high match with Ridgefield Christian on Oct. 14 as Krista Vankirk gets in position by the net. The Lady Mustangs swept the senior high and junior high matches.
Submitted Photo ~ Valerie Orrick

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hoxie senior high volleyball team concluded 3A-Northeast Conference play by splitting a pair of matches last week.

Hoxie finished in fourth place in the conference with a 7-5 league record, which earned the Lady Mustangs a berth in the 3A State Tournament at Harrison. Hoxie will play at noon on Tuesday against an opponent to be determined.

Crowley's Ridge Academy

The Lady Mustangs dropped a match to CRA's Lady Falcons 11-25, 22-25, 17-25 on Oct. 15.

Courtney Sears had six kills, six digs and a block. Grace Hall added six kills, three digs and a block. Maria Fry finished with two kills and seven digs, and Emily Hatfield had seven digs. Zoe Willfond had six assists and two digs, and Chasity Kingsland added a kill. Krista Vankirk had nine assists, five kills, two digs and two blocks, and Sequoia Irvin added an assist and two digs.

Hoxie's junior high team dropped the first set against CRA, but rallied to win the next two to take a three-set victory, 21-25, 25-17, 15-11.

Katelyn Jamison had three kills and five digs. Kelsey Moody had five assists, three kills and three digs. Kayla Roberts added nine kills and two digs. Kerry Woodson finished with nine assists and a kill, and Kenzie Orrick had five digs. Sydney Gillham had four kills, a dig and a block, while Christin Barker and Baylee Rash each had a dig.

Ridgefield Christian

Hoxie began the week by sweeping junior and senior high matches against Ridgefield Christian on Oct. 14.

The senior Lady Mustangs defeated Ridgefield 25-16, 25-11, 25-11.

Hall had 12 kills and four digs, and Sears added eight kills. Fry had four kills and three digs, and Emily Hatfield had six digs. Willfond finished with 10 assists and a dig. Chasity Kingsland had two kills and a block, and Vankirk finished with 13 assists, two kills, three digs and two blocks.

Hoxie won the junior high match 25-8, 25-10.

Jamison had two assists and three kills. Moody added five assists and four kills. Woodson had six assists and three kills. Barker and Shala Stewart each had a dig, and Gillham had four kills.

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