The Reddies women’s volleyball team win 12 straight


Photo by: Madison Rushing

Adrianna Hartmann spikes the ball against Mid-America Christian University Saturday evening at Wells Gymnasium.

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The Reddies won their tenth game in a row, this time against the Arkansas-Monticello Weevils. They won their match in three straight sets.

In the first set the Reddies went on a 7-1 run after starting the game down 0-1, but Monticello made a run of their own however and brought the score to 7-5. In a back and forth affair the two teams battled for the lead. The Bollweevils brought the score to 15-14, the Reddies went on a 6-1 run and never looked back. Courtney Bolf got the final kill of the set and the Reddies would go on to win by a score of 25-17.

In the second set the match was even through the beginning with the score being 3-3 then UAM jumped to an 8-4 lead. The Reddies called a timeout to regroup. After the timeout the team got hot and went on a 16-3 run making the score insurmountable. The Bollweevils didn’t give up but the Reddies will go on to win 25-16.

In the third and final set the game was tight in the beginning with both teams going back and forth bringing the score to 8-8. Neither team wanted to give an inch with the match on the line. The reddies led 11-10 then began to pull away. After being ahead 17-14 the Reddies didn’t look back and went on an 8-2 run to seal the match. This was Henderson’s 10th straight victory.

After the game Adrianna Hartman was excited about her team’s success, “ we almost have as many wins this season as we had last year, we are really starting to find our identity as a team.” When asked what her personal goals were Hartmann said “ I still have a long way to go, personally I want 2 blocks per set, but my hitting percentage im doing well.” Focus is key for this year’s squad, short term memory is good for the wins and the losses. This was echoed by Hartmann and coach Phillips who said “ we celebrate this win but then tomorrow we get ready for our next opponent” winning 10 games in a row is special but winning the first game of the conference season is more important.

Photo by: Madison Rushing
Tyasia McGruder attacks the next in hopes to score.