Lady Rangers downed by the Bulldogs


November 4, 2018

Desiree Malicoat

Clarie Hodges (6) and Jennifer Eubanks (10) go up for a block against Southwestern.

ALVA, Okla. - Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball team finished their final game in Percefull Fieldhouse of the 2018 season with a loss to rival Southwestern Oklahoma State University 1-3, [23-25,25-22, 25-19, 18-25].

Desiree Malicoat

Northwestern played against Southwestern Thursday evening in their last home game. The Lady Ranger lost 1-3. Left: Tobi-Rae Barker goes up for the serve Thursday evening. Middle: Brooklynn Hesson leaps and rears back to hit the ball. Right: Kiauna Clark goes up for the kill against Southwestern Thursday evening.

Southwestern got off to a quick start as they went up 0-5 on the Lady Rangers, yet Northwestern followed up with a run of their own, pulling within one. The first set would be back-and-forth, yet the Bulldogs would hold off the Lady Rangers and take Set One 23-25.

Bulldogs took control of the lead early and kept it throughout the second set, as the Black and Red tried to make runs but were unable to gain momentum to slow the Bulldogs down. Southwestern went up in the match 0-2.

Northwestern took the third set by storm, winning the third set in high fashion. Seniors Hannah Williams and Brooklynn Hesson guided the team to their first win of the match with seven and four kills respectively, walking away with the third set 25-19.

In the last set, tied at 9-9, the Bulldogs got the momentum they needed to take down the Lady Rangers, 18-25.

Senior Hannah Williams posted a match-high with 22 kills, and Kiauna Clark followed up with 12 kills of her own. In their final debut in Percfull Fieldhouse, Lady Rangers Tobi-Rae Barker finished with 19 digs, Cassidy Hackett had 46 helpers and Brooklyn Hesson finished with 10 kills.


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