Both Hay Springs and Sioux County played Monday night at the Class D2-11 Sub-districts to determine who would move on to the District tournament. Unfortunately, neither team could pull out a win.
Hay Springs faced Hyannis in the first match of the tournament and quickly found themselves trailing in the first set 10-5. The team managed to fight back, bringing the score as close as 19-15 before ultimately succumbing to the Longhorns 25-18.
The second set initially went much better for the Hawks, who were able to keep the score close until midway in the set when Hyannis began to pull away, eventually winning 25-17.
Hyannis put an end to the Hawks season in a dominant third set, winning 25-9.
Sioux County and Cody-Kilgore were up next in the second match of the night. The Cowboys jumped out to a big 8-0 lead and had 16 points by the time the Warriors had scored two of their own. Cody-Kilgore won the set 25-13.
The Warriors showed some fighting spirit in set two, pacing the Cowboys before falling behind 18-14, but then rallying to tie at 18, then 20, then 21, before winning the set 25-22.
The third set was just as competitive in the early going, but Cody-Kilgore would slowly begin pulling away, leading 18-9 midway and winning the set 25-15.
Cody-Kilgore looked poised to enjoy an easy fourth set win after leading big early, but despite trailing the entire game, the Warriors would come to as close as 23-20 before ultimately losing the final set 25-21 and the match three sets to one.