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Hawk volleyball team takes fifth in playoffs

Hawk volleyball team takes fifth in playoffs

 

Matt Harris

Staff writer

11-3-2016

 

OREM—The North Sanpete girls’ volleyball team took fifth place in the 3A state championship playoffs at Utah Valley University last Thursday.

The Lady Hawks cruised through the first round with a win against Logan, 3-0.

North Sanpete then faced a tough Union team later that day. Every one of the five sets was nail-bitingly close in the five-set match. North Sanpete dropped the first set to the Lady Cougars, 26-24, before a convincing 25-17 set point in the second. North Sanpete took the lead with a 26-24 set point to go up 2-1 before Union came back in the fourth set, 25-23. The shortened fifth stayed extremely close, but the victory slipped away from the Lady Hawks 15-13.

Although the loss ended North Sanpete’s hopes of a championship, the Lady Hawks rebounded from the loss to pull off a revenge win against Dixie, one of the only teams that beat North Sanpete early in the season, 3-1, before taking away an overwhelming victory over Juan Diego to claim fifth place in the tournament.