The Mound Westonka Girls Volleyball team opened their season at a tournament in Howard Lake. So far, they are doing well, and if they win a couple of more games, we will have to say that they are on a tear. A bunch of hawks are called a boil, cast or kettle, and last spring, the White Hawks graduated a kettle of talented seniors.

The Lady Hawks came out swinging at Howard Lake and put down Lester Prairie and Delano in two games each. They won their pool and drew the match against Howard Lake and were not able to subdue the Lakers, but they beat Melrose in the fourth game of the day.

This year’s seniors, Melissa Drill, Chloe Kantola, Emma Mack, Sydney Ryks and Sam Otto, are providing awesome leadership on and off the court. The girls are playing like a team and helping each other excel - Leadership counts. A big shout out to Hannah Drill for her poised and confident play. Hannah, Sydney Turner, Stella Nagel and Greta Blanck made their first Varsity appearances on Friday.

Then, at Orono, the Spartans came out swinging, and won the first game. The White Hawks showed amazing resilience throughout the match. They would get down in points, and then they would gather up their confidence, play the excellent volleyball they are capable of, and come back and extend or retake the lead. MWHS won in five sets. All of the girls played with heart and tenacity. There were tons of great digs, blocks and hits.

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