McLeansboro Times-Leader


September 18, 2013

Lady Foxes win first six

McLEANSBORO — Hamilton County High School’s varsity volleyball team started its season with six straight wins and a tournament championship.

The Lady Foxes began their season Sept. 5 with a win at Thompsonville.

Next, they defeated Sesser-Valier in a three-game match at Sesser on Sept. 9. Senior Lucendia Adams ended the game on a spike.

At the Norris City Tournament, Hamilton County swept to two wins on the first night, Sept. 11.

“Defensively, we did great,” Lady Fox Leah Haeuber said. “We still need to work on our hits and blocks, but I think as a team we were very good all the way around.”

On the tourney’s second day Sept. 12, the Lady Foxes had a rematch with Thompsonville. The Lady Foxes took an early 7-0 lead in the first game en route to defeating Thompsonville for the second time this season.

That win advanced the Lady Foxes to play the Carmi Bulldogs. Hamilton County won the first game easily and went on to win Game 2 for the tourney championship.

“We really played as a team throughout the entire tournament,” Adams said. “We spread the wealth between us on both nights, and it feels great to dominate the tournament for the second year in a row.”

It was “a really good championship match” for the Lady Foxes, coach Jason Hall said.

“The girls came out against Carmi and just played our game and took control,” Hall said. “We passed, set and hit the ball well, and Carmi just really didn’t have a chance to get anything going. I thought the girls played with a lot of confidence, and it showed.”

Black Diamond Conference play starts this week for the Lady Foxes, “and we want to carry this momentum into conference games,” he said.

After home matches against Elverado and Eldorado earlier this week, Hamilton County travels to Carmi tonight (Sept. 19) for a rematch against the Bulldogs. Game times is 6:15 p.m.

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