Hawks Need(ed)ville to Make Mistakes in Loss, 3-0
Canyon Lake lost to a worthy opponent in the 2nd round of their Volleyball Area Game in Smithville succumbing to a Needville sweep, 26-28, 16-25 and 18-25.
“We had a few more weak spots than they did,” Head Coach Kimberley Paisley quipped. “They are ranked for a reason….but overall we had a great and wonderful season.”
This sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays left the Hawks with a 26-13 record and some proud players on a good season.
That first set was worth the price of admission as Canyon Lake was on, while having two set points for a chance of a win that just escaped the Hawk’s grasp.
There were 10 ties and 4 lead changes in this opening set which had the makings of what might have been a long night of competition.
Junior Alysha Perez helped in bringing the Hawks back from their largest deficit of 3 points down, 12-15. During this rally, Perez had 2 kills and Senior Regan Mickey had one of her patented set-kills during Amber Voigt’s serve.
The Blue Jays were creeping away with the game and this spurt opened the door, helping CL back for a first set win.
Needville built another 3 point advantage, 20-23 lead when Junior Faith Hasness stopped the bleeding with her 3rd kill of the set.
Voigt would be at the serving line again when the Hawks took the lead with a chance for a win.
This rally had Perez with a kill and Sophomore Paige Bower chipping in with 2 blocks and a Happy Birthday kill that gave CL a chance for a win, 25-24.
Canyon Lake Need(ed)Ville to make a mistake that just would not materialize during this maddening final first set.
With 4 service errors during that first set, Canyon Lake might have lost those chances for a needed victory to start this game with a win.
The next two sets were all Needville bolting out to a 10-4 lead and eventual second set win. CL did close the gap during a Hasness service that brought the deficit down to two points, 9-11. This rally had Hasness and Riley Mickey with kills.
Hawk fans witnessed a Regan Mickey set to her younger sister, Riley Mickey, for a kill on this rally.
“I will miss her,” Regan Mickey said in response to playing with her sister Riley.”
Needville, however, would continued to apply pressure for a 9 point second set victory.
Canyon Lake had one last chance for continuing their night with a, 2-0 start in the 3rd set but that was when the wheels came off the proverbial wagon as the Blue Jays would have a 9 point service which made another comeback too jaunting against a state ranked opponent.
The 26 wins was shy of their last two campaigns but it was good enough for the 3rd most in Hawk history for a season.
“We proved to everyone that we were deserving this year,” Regan Mickey closed. “This team came together and that gives us satisfaction.”
CL had their 3rd best winning percentage (.667) which tied for 2nd with the 2014 squad for a .667 district percentage.
On seeing this senior class leaving the court for the last time, “I am very proud of them as they stepped up to the plate and I enjoyed watching them these last 4 years, Coach Paisley finished.”
Volleyball has catapulted to the top of Hawk sports as this CL sport has a 180-137 all-time record and with talented Sub-Varsity players waiting for a chance to help fill the vacated spaces of this Senior Class and forge new trails in the coming seasons.
Congrats Hawks the Hawk Nation is proud of your accomplishments.
Game Hawk Leaders: Kills: Alysha Perez 10 Assists: Regan Mickey 25 Digs: Sam York 16 Aces: Savanna Cox & Hanna White 1 Blocks: Paige Bower 2 ============================================== Final Hawk Season Stats: Kills Ace Assists Faith Hasness 288 Hanna White 53 Regan Mickey 728 Anna Bettersworth 218 Faith Hasness 40 Faith Hasness 502 Landry Hollums 132 Anna Bettersworth 32 Sam York 228 Regan Mickey 132 Sam York 31 Amber Voigt 51 Paige Bower 123 Regan Mickey 27 Hanna White 25 Alysha Perez 118 Landry Hollums 17 Paige Bower 24 Kaylie Duke 79 Amber Voigt 10 Alysha Perez 14 Riley Mickey 33 Savanna Cox 6 Daniella Bustamante 14 Felicity Niestemski 18 Paige Bower 6 Anna Bettersworth 13 Zoe Edwards 13 Daniella Bustamante 4 Riley Mickey 9 Sam York 9 Landry Hollums 9 Hanna White 8 Kaylie Duke 5 Amber Voigt 3 Zoe Edwards 4 Daniella Bustamante 2 Savanna Cox 3 Savanna Cox 1 Felicity Niestemski 1 Blocks Digs Anna Bettersworth 119 Sam York 464 Paige Bower 81 Regan Mickey 322 Regan Mickey 34 Faith Hasness 294 Faith Hasness 18 Hanna White 192 Landry Hollums 12 Amber Voigt 129 Riley Mickey 10 Daniella Bustamante 114 Alysha Perez 7 Landry Hollums 86 Kaylie Duke 6 Alysha Perez 69 Felicity Niestemski 6 Anna Bettersworth 49 Zoe Edwards 4 Paige Bower 37 Savanna Cox 25 Kaylie Duke 23 Riley Mickey 22 Felicity Niestemski 11 Zoe Edwards 4