JEWELL - With an improved offense at its disposal, the South Hamilton volleyball team added to Colfax-Mingo's season-long drought here last night.
Five girls walloped multiple kills, led by Tiffany Jacobson with five, and the Hawks sent the Tigerhawks home after three sets, 25-16, 25-16, 25-9.
South Hamilton (5-10, 2-4 Hear of Iowa Conference) ended a three-match losing streak. Colfax-Mingo (0-13, 0-4 HOIC) has won only one of 30 sets this season.
"The most exciting thing was we ran offense in all three (sets)," South Hamilton head coach Cindy Holmes said. "We picked it up a little bit with our middles calling some sets and determining the offense, and that seems to work well for us."
Eliana Lowry, Alyssa Hegland and Sarah Rudy all had three kills, and Savana Stangeland finished with two.
Rachael Drake was a valuable commodity defensively with five blocks. Libero Hannah Pulis led the back row with nine digs.
Kills - SH: Eliana Lowry 3, Sarah Rudy 3, Savana Stangeland 2, Alyssa Hegland 3, Tiffany Jacobson 5.
Blocks - SH: Rachael Drake 5, Jacobson 2, Stangeland 2, Rudy 2.
Digs - SH: Hannah Pulis 9, Rudy 4, Carly Swenson 1, Mackenzie Busch 1, Shea VanLangen 1, Hegland 1, Molly Minich 1.
Assists - SH: Busch 6, Minich 7.
Serving - SH: Pulis 19-21, 4 aces; Rudy 9-9, 4 aces; Hegland 13-16, 6 aces; Minich 13-13, 2 aces; Lowry 6-6; Busch 9-9, 1 ace.
The Hawks also picked up the intensity serving, lashing 17 aces. Hegland connected for six, and Pulis and Rudy both had four.