Women’s volleyball ended its third week of play with 6 more wins moving its record to 10 and 0. Coach Tom Frye states, "This is truly a group effort, our serving has been excellent so far this year. Our serving percentage has been hanging around 90%. Our passing has been consistent which make setting easier for setter Shelby Hildebrand." Hildebrand has been running a balanced attack while averaging 8.3 assists per set (17th in the country).
Alyssa Kimmel has a hitting percentage of .430 good enough for 5th in the country to go along with 1.67 aces per set which ranks her 3rd in that category.
Hannah Van Pelt is hitting .320 good enough for 20th in the country.
Madi Miller and Halie Johnson are also major contributors with hitting %’s of .285 and .226.
"Having 4 strong hitters contributing makes it hard for opposing teams to key on one person" Coach Frye remarks.
During the Lackawanna game, Hildebrand had 27 assists, Kimmel and Van Pelt had 9 kills and Miller had 8. Kara Starr and Kimmel lead defensively with 12 and 13 digs. Zu Folk and Miller had key blocks on two plays when Lackawanna was making a run, helping to seal the win for the Hawks.
The Hawks ended the week with a tri-match at Bucks County with Community College of Philadelphia. They won both matches, lead offensively by Hildebrand with 51 assists, Kimmel had 21 kills, Miller had 16 kills, Halie Johnson had 8 aces and Hildebrand had 12.
CCP had a strong match verses the Hawks. Coach Frye says they are scrappy, do not give up and are well coached.
In the match against Bucks County, the Hawks were pushed on every set, leading to long rallies and well won points. In the second set, Folk got a ball up by diving and helped to rally the team to pull out the win.
The Hawks are 5th in nation hitting percentage, 9th in service aces, and 2nd in service aces per set as a team.
The Hawks will travel to Northampton Thursday evening to face off against the Spartans.