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|Lady Mustang Kelsey Moody sets the ball during the championship game of the Class 3A State Volleyball Tournament, which was held in Hot Springs. Hoxie ended as runners-up, falling to Paris in three sets.|
After advancing through the first four rounds of the 3A State Volleyball Tournament on their home court, the Hoxie Lady Mustangs faced the two-time defending champion Paris Lady Eagles in the championship match on Saturday in Hot Springs.
Paris won a 27-25 barnburner in the first set, then went on to take the next two sets 25-11, 25-13 to capture their third consecutive state title.
For Hoxie, Sydney Gillham had six digs, six kills, three blocks and was 7/7 serving. Kelsey Moody had five assists, eight digs, a kill and was 10/10 serving. Kayla Roberts had five digs, two kills, three blocks and was 12/13 serving.
Christin Barker had 14 digs and was 8/8 from the service line. Kaitlin Henson had a dig, three kills and two blocks. Mackenzie Orrick had four digs and was 10/10 serving, with two aces. Emily Davis had six assists, six digs, two kills, two blocks and was 5/5 serving, and Ellie Britt had a dig and a block.
The Lady Mustangs ended the season with a 25-4 overall record.
Mustang Gymnasium was the site of the state tournament through the semifinal round. The Lady Mustangs took full advantage of their home court, winning four matches without dropping a set.
Hoxie defeated Mansfield in the first round on Oct. 23, 25-15, 25-16, 25-9.
Moody finished with 14 assists, nine digs, six kills and was 12/13 serving, with an ace. Gillham had eight digs, 10 kills, a block and was 9/9 serving. Barker had 10 digs and was 6/6 serving, while Roberts added five kills. Henson had nine kills and a block. Davis had 19 assists, two digs, three kills and was 15/16 serving, with an ace. Britt contributed an assist, two digs, seven kills and a block, and Orrick had six digs and was 16/16 serving.
Yellville-Summit was the Lady Mustangs' second-round opponent on Oct. 24. Hoxie swept the Lady Panthers 25-9, 25-12, 25-6.
Moody had 18 assists, seven digs, four kills and was 19/19 serving, with five aces. Davis added 10 assists, a dig, six kills, three blocks and was 13/13 serving. Gillham finished with an assist, eight digs, six kills and was 11/11 serving, with an ace.
Roberts had two digs, five kills, a block and was 14/14 serving. Barker had 10 digs and was 8/8 serving, with an ace. Henson had a dig, seven kills and a block. Britt had two digs, seven kills and a block, and Orrick had a dig and was 7/7 serving.
Hoxie faced Conway St. Joseph in the quarterfinals on Oct. 25 and defeated the Lady Bulldogs 25-9, 25-14, 25-17.
Davis had 17 assists, six digs, three kills and was 6/6 serving, while Britt added five kills and three blocks. Moody recorded 15 assists, seven digs, four kills and was 22/22 serving, with two aces. Gillham had eight digs, 12 kills, two blocks and was 14/14 serving. Orrick had three digs and was 13/13 serving, and Henson contributed six kills. Barker had 13 digs and was 12/12 serving, and Roberts had eight kills, seven blocks and was 9/9 serving.
The Lady Mustangs defeated Bergman in the semifinals on Thursday, sweeping the Lady Panthers, 25-17, 25-10, 25-20.
Gillham had 10 digs, 12 kills, two blocks and was 14/14 serving, with an ace. Moody had 12 assists, two digs, three kills, a block and was 15/15 serving, with three aces. Roberts, had five digs, five kills, a block and was 15/15 serving, with an ace. Barker had 20 digs and was 5/5 serving. Henson finished with six kills and a block, and Orrick had nine digs and was 16/16 serving, with an ace. Britt had a dig, two kills and a block, and Davis had 14 assists, four digs, two kills, a block and was 8/8 serving.
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