Hawks Head into the Postseason

The team celebrates after Ava Hauser (14) earns a point for the Hawks. The Hawks defeated Solon, 25-22, 28-26.

JoAnna Voss, Sports Editor

Wrapping up their regular season with a record of 24-19, the volleyball team moves on to postseason play.

Early on, the Hawks struggled with multiple injuries. The team’s setter Macey Kleitsch (10) suffered a hand fracture, taking her out for most of the season.

“I was super sad at first because I knew I wouldn’t get to play as much as I wanted,” Kleitsch said. “Coming back was exciting for me because I got to join my amazing team and do all I could to help them out.”

My expectations are that we play to our full potential and to put everything that we have into each and every point.”

— Coach Brett Mather

Varsity middle Claire Demmer (11) also dealt with a shoulder injury early in the season.

“It felt like I was letting the team down when I couldn’t hit,” Demmer said. “It felt great being back and helping my team achieve our goals.

All healed up, the Hawks competed in the WaMaC Tournament last Tuesday and Thursday. Losing a close match to CPU on Tuesday, the team took second in their pool. On Thursday after losing a match to Beckman in the first round, the Hawks finished the tournament with a two-set win over Solon, 25-22, 28-26.

This Wednesday, West Delaware hosts their first round district game against Union at 7 p.m.

“I’m really excited for this postseason because we have put in so much effort throughout the year,” senior Kira Vaske said. “This is when all of our work really shows.”

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