(Hillsboro) The Hillsboro Hawks and St. Pius Lancers have punched their ticket to a championship dance with victories in the Class 4 District 2 volleyball semifinals Monday night on KJFF.
Hillsboro started the night with a win in straight sets over the DeSoto Dragons.
The Hawks rolled in the first set and won 25-8 behind their outstanding group of veteran hitters.
Hillsboro won the next 2 sets 25-9 and 25-8.
Sophia Marchetti added a pair of aces to 4 kills and was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game.
Hawks head coach Erin Boss says that kind of contribution from players who don’t normally serve as well is a big boost.
In the second semifinal, St. Pius took the first set from North County 25-16, but the Raiders bounced back and won the second set 28-26.
Needing to find their rhythm, the Lancers turned to all-state outside hitter Kennedy Lane.
Lane finished with 22 kills and 2 aces on her way to Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game honors.
St. Pius won the last 2 sets 25-20 and 25-17
Lancers head coach Shannon Leftridge says it was what her hitters did on defense that ultimately put them over the top.
St. Pius improves to 18-8-3, while Hillsboro moves to 15-6.
The Hawks and Lancers will meet in the Class 4 District 2 championship match Wednesday night, with coverage beginning at 5:45 on AM 1400 KJFF.
To hear the full semifinal broadcasts again, click play below on either file.