HHS drops match to Smoky


Trojans Tara Heinrichs (left) and Taryn Mayfield attempt to block a hit by Smoky Valley?s Carley Tolle during their opening match last Tuesday. The Vikings swept the Trojans in two games.

The Hillsboro High volleyball team split its home matches last Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Brown Gym?nasium.

Looking out of sync against a scrappy Smoky Valley squad, the Trojans dropped the opening match of the evening in the minimum two games, 25-17, 25-22.

Contributing to the loss were several errant serves.

It was the second time this season the Trojans have lost to the Vikings, who came into the evening with an 8-6 record. The previous loss came in the semifinals of the league preseason tournament on late August.

After Halstead (6-12) defeated the Vikings 28-26, 18-25, 25-21 in the second match of the evening, Hillsboro regained its stride by sweeping the Dragons 25-20, 25-20 in the finale.

The split put Hillsboro?s season record at 11-5 overall and 6-2 in the league.

Coming?After competing in its second straight home triangular Tuesday, Sept. 29, against Hoisington (12-4, 5-1) and Haven (1-5, 5-11), Hillsboro will play its first weekend tournament of the season on Saturday hosted by Canton-Galva. Pool play begins at 9 a.m.

The Trojans will follow that with a triangular at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Those matches begin at 5 p.m.

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