Northeast Hawks volleyball claims seventh place at NJCAA Division II National Tournament

November 19, 2018

The Northeast Hawks volleyball squad wrapped up their 2018 campaign with a 21-15 record after finishing seventh at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia last Saturday.

At the event, they won their opening round match for the first time in their third year of competition at the tournament when they beat North Dakota State College of Science 3-2. The Hawks then lost to Coffeyville of Kansas 3-0, South Mountain of Arizona 3-0, before knocking off Lincoln Land of Illinois 3-1. Northeast will lose five sophomores to graduation in Delaney Belt, Gabby Barbosa, Shelby Paprocki, Savannah Nelson, and Kalli Brester.

Northeast 21-25-25-25

Lincoln Land 25–15-17-20

Kills: Kalli Brester-12, Hannah Heppner-11, Caitlin Orton-10, Elley Beaver-9

Blocks: Hannah Heppner-5, Savannah Nelson-3, Kalli Brester-3 Ace serves- Savannah Nelson-2, Delaney Belt-2

Digs: Kalli Brester-25, Gabriela Barbosa-22, Delaney Belt-15

Assists: Savannah Nelson-44, Gabriela Barbosa-4

We got off to another slow start in our final match of the National Tournament against Lincoln Land CC. Once the first set was over we were successful on our side of the court. We played great defense and and served aggressive. Lincoln Land did a nice job adjusting their defense but once they did we made the necessary changes on our side and continued to run points. We were able to continue that throughout the rest of the match and came out on top. The girls played well. I am proud of all they have accomplished this year!

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