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No. 2 Hinton Volleyball Sweeps No. 11 Remsen St. Mary’s in War Eagle Conference Showdown

The second-ranked Hinton volleyball team took a battle of ranked foes with eleventh-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s in straight sets in Remsen on Thursday night.

The first set of the night was the most entertaining with both teams getting off to a strong start. Remsen St. Mary’s knew the match was going to be tricky, and head coach Stacy Bunkers says that motivated her team to get off to a strong start.

Hinton was down 24-21 when they used their final timeout in the first set. The Blackhawks rallied to score three points in a row to keep things going and finished scoring six of the last seven points to win the set 27-25. Hinton co-head coach Robin Mohr says it is never easy to play the Hawks, and they proved that in the first set.

Then, the Blackhawks stormed away in the final two sets taking the second 25-11 and the third 25-12. The Blackhawks started with a 10-0 run in the second set sparked by four aces from Belle DeRocher. Coach Mohr says that allowed the Blackhawks to start getting more aggressive with serving.

The rest of the match was death by spike, tip, and every other attack imaginable for the Hawks. The Blackhawks recorded 48 kills with 14 attacking errors and all six hitters recording five or more kills. Coach Bunkers says that kind of offense is tough to defend against.

Bailey Boeve led Hinton with 14 kills and was helped by 39 Ashlyn Kovarna assists. Coach Mohr says all Kovarna needs to do is get a pass up to someone, and her hitters will do the rest.

Remsen St. Mary’s falls to 5-2 on the season with a 4-1 War Eagle Conference record. Coach Bunkers was excited about the challenge at this point in the year with the CYO Tournament on Saturday. Remsen St. Mary’s will be going against some tough teams, and Coach Bunkers says this was a great tune-up for that.

No. 2 Hinton upped their record to 8-0 with a perfect 4-0 War Eagle Conference record. Things are not perfect though for the unbeaten Blackhawks. Coach Mohr says things always come down to passing and serving for his team.

The Blackhawks are at Trinity Christian on Thursday next week.