Lady Trojans rally on the road to beat Blackhawks
SEELEY LAKE – The Drummond Girls Volleyball Team avenged a loss to Seeley Swan earlier this year in dramatic fashion, rallying from down two games to win the match in five sets, 23-25, 18-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-11.
Just 12 days earlier the Blackhawks had defeated the Lady Trojans in Drummond in three sets where the collective scores were separated by just eight total points. Thursday night, Drummond fell behind early, against losing two close games.
“They stayed calm and talked to each other,” said DHS Head Coach Brooks Phillips, alluding to her team’s wealth of senior leadership. “(They) built themselves up and knew what they had to do to change the momentum.”
As the locals head into the back half of their regular season schedule and start to focus on the postseason. The win over Seeley puts a tough team in their rear view mirror and allows them to build momentum.
Phillips continued, “This win helps them build confidence which will hopefully continue to make them stronger as a team both mentally and physically as we head into the latter half of the season and meet teams for a second time.”
Sophomore Holly Hauptman collected nine of Drummond’s 26 kills on the night, with senior Sydney Phillips right behind her with seven. The tandem tied in blocks for the night with six each.
Sophomore setter Jesse Struna had 17 assists and tied senior Deana Parke for the lead in service aces with six apiece. Senior Hannah Bradshaw was tops in digs with 16.
Drummond now gets a week off before they play again, hosting Lincoln October 8 in a varsity-only match at 7 p.m.