Lady ‘Hawks Bounced From First Round

INMAN – The Lady Redhawks came up on the short end of a five-set showdown with Chapman Tuesday, dropping from the Class 3A state volleyball playoffs 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 23-25, 6-15).

“We scrambled on serve receive in the first but dominated defense in the second and third,” Westwood head coach Amanda Kruysman said. “We moved well and communicated well. Kelsey Keesee made some powerful, well-timed kills that helped with turnovers on serve receive and Madison Oxendine was a rock on our defensive line. She made some incredible saves to keep the ball in our favor.

“Communication broke down in the fourth game and we made too many mistakes at critical points when the team quit calling the ball and we lost by 2,” Kruysman continued. “Jamila Minor stepped up with almost all the kills in the fifth but it wasn’t enough to make up for errors on serve receive. Those communication errors and some well-timed tipping from Chapman’s middles were enough to do us in in the fifth set.”

Chapman moves on to host Wren Thursday.

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