Hatchet spikers take down Lakeland, fall to Medford in GNC Meet Saturday

By Jed Buelow

Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports, Nature Editor

When the sound system wouldn’t work at Hatchet Fieldhouse Thursday, the Tomahawk volleyball team stepped forward and were soon joined by a packed crowd in singing the National Anthem.

The cheering that followed could have applied to another effort on a special night, as Tomahawk hosted Northland Pines for Pink Night to help raise money for local Ties-That-Bind-US and cancer awareness.

Tomahawk could also be applauded for their effort on the court taking an impressive Pines team to a fifth and final set. Unfortunately the Lady Hatchets came up just a bit short falling to the Eagles 3-2.

Mady Hanse led the team in kills with 14 and Richelle Swan was tops in assists with 42. Morgan Ernst had eight digs and Katie Pierce had three blocks in the GNC defeat.

Thursday Tomahawk traveled to Marathon for a non-conference tilt and were again involved in a marathon of a game falling to the Raiders 3-2 by scores 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 16-25 and 12-15.

Hanse once again led the Hatchets in kills with 18, Meghan Scholz had two blocks, ­­­M. Ernst scored 19 digs and R. Swan finished with 48 assists.

Over the weekend Tomahawk was in Lakeland for a GNC Meet and finished 1-1. The Hatchets opened with a 3-0 win over Lakeland before falling Medford 1-3.

Lexi Buck led the Hatchets over the weekend in aces with five, Natalie Zastrow had 27 digs, R. Swan finished with 57 assists and M. Scholz had seven blocks in the two games.

The Hatchet spikers are back in action tonight (Tuesday) as they host Rhinelander for their final GNC matchup of the season before the first round of the WIAA playoffs begin next Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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