Reed (14-14, 6-2 HDL) celebrated the careers of its three seniors,
Ciarra Ioli, Elizabeth Stacy and Katrina Spencer.
After the initial Game 1 win, Reed struggled in the second game of the match. The Raiders jumped out to an early 7-3 lead over Hug, but the Hawks quickly caught up, outscoring Reed 13-2 to take a 16-9 lead.
“Hug is one of the scrappiest teams,” Reed coach Kristen Flagtvedt said.
While Reed struggled to fight back, it was unable to dig itself out of a hole, suffering the 25-19 Game 2 loss and allowing Hug to even things up.
Flagtvedt said her squad made a lot of mental mistakes and was not aggressive at the net, partially in part to some of the emotion that stems from senior night.
“Senior night is crazy,” she said. “Everyone's not in the right state of mind. That's what happened in Game 1 and 2.”
The Raiders came back swinging to take a 7-1 lead early in Game 3. The squad continued to distance itself, taking a 13-4 lead on an ace from Kyndal Comphel. A block by Kendra Davis put the Raiders ahead, 24-13 but Hug wasn't ready to give in easily. The Hawks scored four straight to chip away at Reed's lead. A tip by Davis ended things, squashing Hug's attempted comeback.
Reed kept its momentum going in Game 4, taking a commanding 13-3 edge. Reed didn't give the Hawks much of a chance to strike up a run in the game, and won by 10, 25-15, closing out its emotional evening.
For the seniors, Stacy had 15 blocks, 18 digs and one ace. Ioli had two kills and Spencer added 10 kills and four digs
Flagtvedt felt all of the seniors stepped up Thursday and did a very good job, especially since she switched their positions around.
Reed filled up the stat sheet all around Thursday.
Davis posted 18 kills and six blocks. Rachel LeSage had a team-high 23 assists with 15 digs and an ace. Comphel posted seven digs, three aces and 17 assists. Alicia Lee had a team-high 25 digs and a team-high four aces. Sierra Hooft added eight kills, five digs and an ace for the Raiders.
Reed is back in action again Tuesday against its cross-town rival, Spanish Springs. The last time the teams met was just over three weeks ago when Reed swept the Cougars. The match is set for 6 p.m. at Reed.