Hastings College rebounds on Senior Night

Hastings College volleyball takes down Doane in four sets on Senior Night.
Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 10:37 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings College volleyball team outside of set three made things look easy defeating Doane 25-15, 25-17, 25-27, 25-16 on Wednesday night inside Lynn Farrell Arena.

The Lady Broncos also decided to do senior night as this is the last year for Lucy Skoch, Claira Thede and Danielle Bruha. But during the game, Amani Monroe was able to find her stride in the middle.

It was a tight first set and Monroe had already seen the ball more than she really had all season long as she had a few kills early on. With Hastings leading 14-13, Claira Thede would find Monroe with the quick set and the kill on back-to-back points. Doane had no answer a two points later, Monroe hammers home another one as the Lady Bronco lead increased to 18-13. When the run was over, HC now led 22-13 and went on to take set one 25-15.

Hastings wasted little time in set two jumping out to a quick 11-2 lead as Skoch did the damage with three kills and a block during the run. Then Monroe would go right back to work with a couple of kills and at this point she had eight kills and was hitting .667. She finished the match with a career high 11 kills while hitting .304. She also added three solo blocks and seven block assists.

After taking set two 25-17, the Tigers would not give up without a fight opening up a 19-13 lead. Hastings began to close the gap and before you knew it, Hastings trailed 22-20. Two Tiger errors and a kill from Skoch after the teams traded points and Hastings had match point but Doane found a way to take set three 27-25.

Hastings left no doubt at the start of set four trailing 3-2, Skoch would pick up a kill followed by Krolikowski and then Skoch again. Ireland Currey followed with a service ace as Hastings now led 6-3.

The Tigers would try to hang around and with the Lady Broncos leading 17-12, HC went right to work as Done started with an attack error followed by another Monroe kill. Monroe then picked up a solo block and a block assist teaming up with Marlee Taylor. Then kills from Bruha and Taylor rounded out the run as Hastings now led 23-12 en route to winning 25-17.

Skoch led Hastings with a match high 14 kills while hitting .294. Krolikowski and Sydney Mullin each had 10 kills as Krolikowski hit .360 while Mullin hit .304.

Makenna Asher finished with 27 assists while Thede finished with 21 assists. Currey led the team with 23 digs.

Hastings finished the night hitting .245 while holding Doane to just .066. Hastings also finished with 15.5 blocks to Doane’s four.

Hastings improves to 4-2 (3-1) on the year and will be back in action Saturday Oct. 3 as Kansas Wesleyan comes to town with first serve set for 3:00 p.m. inside Lynn Farrell Arena.

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