GAME OF THE WEEK (Sept. 5–11)
SIX RIVERS VOLLEYBALL: Black Hawk 3, Argyle 0
ARGYLE – Black Hawk grabbed sole possession of first-place in Six Rivers East volleyball standings after sweeping the three-time defending league
champion Argyle Orioles in a hard-fought conference clash at AHS on Thursday, Sept 6.
The Warriors (11-1-1 overall, 4-0 SRE) won a tight 25-23 decision in set one to stake their way out to an early 1-0 advantage, and then took command with a 25-15 win in set two. With the match on the line, Black Hawk took down the Orioles (3-1) by a score of 26-24 in set three to seal the sweep and snap Argyle’s 33-match conference winning streak.
“The way we started off in set one and missed so many serves and to still come out with the win – we’ll definitely take that,” Black Hawk coach Rachel Wolff said. “It’s never easy to come in here and get a win in a set, more or less a match, so we’ll take that. The girls are feeling pretty good right now, but yet at the same time we’re going to take this and learn from it and move on – there’s a lot of season left.”
Sophomore Bailey Butler slammed down 26 kills to lead Black Hawk to the victory. Senior setter Savanna Burmeister distributed 14 assists and served up four aces in the match, while Maddy Huschitt added 14 assists.
Junior Hannah Butler tallied 10 kills and two aces. Sydney Delzer and Kristen Knapp recorded two blocks apiece, and Mia Jackson had eight digs for the Warriors.
“There was a lot of intensity on both sides tonight. It was fun – it’s fun to be a part of a match like that,” Wolff said.
The Lady Warriors opened the week by sweeping the Juda Panthers, 25-7, 25-23, 25-13, in a Six Rivers East match at JHS on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
H. Butler registered 15 kills and four aces in the victory. Burmeister handed out 13 assists, and B. Butler added seven kills for the Warriors.
At Lancaster, on Saturday, Sept. 8, Black Hawk posted a perfect 4-0 record to capture the team title at the Lancaster Volleyball Invitational.
The Warriors did not drop a set en route to their first-place finish, sweeping Potosi (25-20, 25-15), Lancaster (25-17, 25-16), Viroqua (25-17, 25-19), and the Lancaster Varsity Reserves (25-17, 25-11) on the day.
B. Butler notched 30 kills and three aces to lead Black Hawk at the tournament, while H. Butler chipped in with 29 kills and three blocks.
Burmeister led the team with 38 assists and five aces, and Huschitt contributed 19 assists and three aces. Delzer tallied six blocks, five kills and two aces for the Warriors.
Black Hawk will finally have the chance to play on their new home floor when they host Barneveld in a Six Rivers East match on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Black Hawk…… 25 25 25
Juda……………. 7 23 13
BH Leaders– Kills: Hannah Butler 15. Blocks: Sydney Delzer, Kristen Knapp, Brooklyn Allaback 1. Assists: Savanna Burmeister 13. Aces: H. Butler 4.
At Juda, on Tuesday, Sept. 4
Black Hawk…… 25 25 26
Argyle………….. 23 15 24
BH Leaders– Kills: Bailey Butler 26, Hannah Butler 10. Blocks: Sydney Delzer, Kristen Knapp 2. Assists: Savanna Burmeister, Maddy Huschitt 14. Aces: Burmeister 4. Digs: Mia Jackson 8.
At Monticello, on Thursday, Aug. 30
Standings: Black Hawk 4–0, Lancaster 3–1, Potosi 2–2, Viroqua 1–3, Lancaster JV 0–4.
BH Results– Pool Play: Black Hawk def. Potosi, 25-20, 25-15; Black Hawk def. Lancaster, 25-17, 25-16; Black Hawk def, Viroqua, 25-17, 25-19; Black Hawk def. Lancaster Vars Res, 25-17, 25-11.
BH Stat Leaders– Kills: Bailey Butler 30, Hannah Butler 29. Blocks: Sydney Delzer 6, H. Butler 3. Assists: Savanna Burmeister 38, Maddy Huschitt 19. Aces: Burmeister 5, B. Butler 3, Huschitt 3.
At Lancaster, Saturday, Sept. 8