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September 20, 2018 Two ranked teams, two losses for Golden Hawks
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Mid-Prairie faced two ranked opponents on the road this week, losing both matches by 3-0 sweeps.

On Tuesday, Mid-Prairie gave Class 3A No. 2 Tipton all they had in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-9, 25-17) sweep for the Tigers.

“Even though the scores don’t necessarily reflect it, I thought the team as a whole played together and put every bit of our effort towards each set,” Mid-Prairie coach Cindy Miller said.

She said the way her team adjusted throughout the match showed improvement and they played aggressive against one of the top teams in the state.

The Golden Hawks served well as a team going 40-43 and having four aces. They also did well at the net, blocking four balls on the night with Makensie Rich having two blocks and Myah Lugar and Tori Boyse having one each.

Myah Lugar led the Golden Hawks in kills with seven on 23 attempts.

“There were so many good things that happened tonight. We will take those positives with us as we face Wilton later this week,” Miller said.

Then Thursday arrived and the positives didn’t seem to come with. Wilton kept Mid-Prairie in single digits in each set in a 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-9) sweep of the Golden Hawks.

“As a young team, we have definitely taken away a life lesson from this experience tonight and will continue to keep our heads up…” Miller said.

Miller said after the first five points of the match she could tell her team just wasn’t going to be on that night and they seemed out of sync.

Tayler Murphy had two kills to lead Mid-Prairie. As a whole the Golden Hawks had a negative kill efficiency on the day. Cassidy Hershberger led the team with 10 digs.

The Golden Hawks now have a 4-4 record on the season.

Box Scores

Mid-Prairie: 15; 9; 17

Tipton: 25; 25; 25

Mid-Prairie: 6; 8; 9

Wilton: 25; 25; 25

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