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By Candie Fix
Managing Editor 

Haxtun goes 4-0 in action last week; on a 7-game winning streak


September 15, 2021

(Courtesy photo from Alicia Schram)

BULLDOG BLOCKERS Taylor Schram, #9, and Cassidy Goddard, #7, go up for a block against a Simla middle hitter in tournament action Saturday in Brush. The Lady Bulldogs went 3-3 in action, taking wins over Simla, Estes Park and Brush.

The Lady Bulldogs are on a seven-game winning streak after going 4-0 in volleyball action last week. Haxtun took down Flagler at home in a varsity only match up last Tuesday and went undefeated in league play in Brush on Saturday with wins over Simla, Estes Park and Brush.

Not only are the Lady Bulldogs on a seven-game winning streak, but the team is also on a 16-set winning streak, having not lost a set since a home game with Holyoke in late August when Haxtun pulled out a five-set victory over the 2A Lady Dragons.

A late game addition to the Lady Bulldogs schedule brought the Flagler Lady Panthers to town last week. The 1A opponent was no match for Haxtun as the Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 25-6, 25-11, 25-16 win.

Haxtun hitters combined for a total of 37 kills in the match, led by senior Allie Thompson with 12. Cassidy Goddard and Taylor Schram each registered eight kills followed by Megan Walker and Ella Coffin, each with two.

The team earned an 89.9 percent serving average with a combined eight aces. From behind the service line, Thompson, K'lyn Bornhoft, Goddard and Schram each tallied two aces. Schram earned the highest serving average with a 94.7 percentage for the night.

At the net, Coffin netted three assisted blocks followed by Thompson and Goddard, each with two, and Walker with one block assist.

Setting duo Schram and Thompson totaled 24 sets together, accounting for all but eight of the team's 32. Schram registered 15 assists in the three-set victory followed by Thompson with nine.

In the back row, the Lady Bulldogs tallied 32 successful passes lead by Coffin with eight. Thompson had five successful defensive passes followed Grace Gibson and Goddard, each with four.

On serve receive, Coffin led Haxtun with six passes. Back row specialist Bornhoft added four followed by Schram with three and Thompson and Goddard, each with two.

Saturday morning's tournament action pitted the Lady Bulldogs against the Simla Cubs in match one of the day. Haxtun tamed the Lady Cubs in three, 25-7, 25-11 and 25-11.

The Lady Bulldogs put down a total of 40 kills in the quick, three-set win. Thompson nailed 12 of 25 attempts followed by Schram with nine kills and Coffin with eight.

Schram registered the teams only solo block against Simla. Thompson, Goddard and Coffin each tallied one assisted block at the net.

Haxtun's serving proved to be above 90 percent yet again. Schram went 100 percent on the day, putting 15 serves over the net including three aces. Goddard and Thompson also each tallied three aces followed by Bornhoft with two and Walker and Coffin each with one.

As a team, the Lady Bulldogs registered 52 digs in the back row and 26 passes to the setter on serve receive. Bornhoft led on serve receive with nine passes; Thompson and Schram led in digs, each with 10.

Schram netted 16 assists on the day followed by Thompson with eight.

In Saturday's second match up, Haxtun faced off with the Bobcats from Estes Park. Haxtun handed the Lady Bobcats a loss in three straight sets, 25-9, 25-9 and 25-7.

Senior hitter Thompson led the team at the net with 18 kills in her team's second outing of the day. Schram put down seven kills, Bobbi Starkebaum added six and Godard and Walker each tallied two. Thompson also led in blocks with one solo and one assisted against Estes Park.

The Lady Bulldogs served 94.6 percent including nine aces. Five of those aces from Thompson, who served 92.9 percent on the day. Goddard and Schram each went 100 percent from behind the service line, including one aces from each. Bornhoft also netted one serving ace in the day's second contest.

Thompson and Schram combined for a total of 23 assists against Estes Park led by Schram with 17 and six from Thompson.

Haxtun tallied 12 passes on serve receive and 52 digs on defense. Schram registered 12 digs, the team high, while Coffin tallied four passes on serve receive to lead her team in the back row category.

In the day's final match up, the Lady Bulldogs took on Brush in a change in tournament scheduling. Originally Haxtun was set to face off with Holyoke for the second time in just two weeks. Haxtun beat Holyoke the first time in a 3-2 set victory. Changes in tournament play pitting the Lady Bulldogs in a match up with the Lady Beetdiggers.

Haxtun cruised to their third set win of the day, 25-10, 25-13 and 25-12.

For the third contest in a row, Thompson led her team in kills, putting down 18 of 31 attacks. Schram followed with seven kills. Goddard registered five followed by Coffin with two. Goddard also led in blocks with one solo and one assisted against Brush.

As a team, Haxtun served 84 percent against the Lady Beetdiggers. Thompson registered six aces followed by Goddard with four and Bornhoft and Gibson, each with two.

Haxtun tallied 27 successful passes on defense and 32 passes on serve receive. Walker led her team in the back row on serve receive with nine followed by Coffin with seven. Back row specialist Bornhoft tallied nine digs followed by Schram with six and Coffin with five.

This week the Lady Bulldogs were set to face off with the defending 2A State Champion Wiggins Lady Tigers on Tuesday evening. According to Maxpreps, Wiggins entered the contest with a 7-1 overall record, their one loss coming from Fleming early this season. Results of that contest were not available as of press time.

On Friday, Haxtun will host the Caliche Lady Buffs in the annual homecoming match up. Games are slated to begin with junior varsity at 4 p.m. Caliche is 1-5 overall.


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