Faith Fisher passes the ball to the front row during Thursday’s Park Region Conference game in Henning. 

Coming off a busy week, the Hornet volleyball team only had two matches last week. With those games, Henning went 1-1.  

The Hornets overall record is 13-4 and 3-1 in the Park Region Conference. 

On Tuesday, the Hornets defeated Barnesville 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-16) and on Thursday they lost 0-3 to Wadena-Deer Creek (17-25, 25-27, 19-25).

 Becca Frederick and Gretchen Eckhoff block a shot by Kennedy Ness of Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday night. 

In their game against Barnesville, both teams were scrappy; there were many long volleys. Both teams dug up balls sent over the net and just played trying not to make mistakes.  

The lead changed multiple times. The final score in the first set was 25-23. The second set was much the same, except Henning let Barnesville start out with a 6-0 lead, then they fought back to tie it up at 11-11. 

After working so hard, the Trojans pushed again and had a 20-15 lead. The Hornets dug deep and were able to get a 6-0 run behind tough serving from Natalie Eckhoff.  Henning was able to fight through some mental mistakes and take game two 25-23. 

In game three, the Hornets played with more urgency and starting getting more kills and ace blocks. Henning won by a score of 25-16. 

The Hornets served 98 percent, their attacking was at .140, and had 10 blocks on the night.  Gretchen Eckhoff, Faith Fisher, Ally Hart, Aaliyah Olson and Lyvia Misegades all served perfect on the night. Hart led the team with 14 kills, Eckhoff had 7 kills and Becca Frederick added 6. Frederick led the team in blocks with 4, and Misegades had 3. Hart led the team in digs with 31 and Misegades led in assists with 31.

On Thursday, the Hornets met their match against Wadena-Deer Creek. WDC came into the match ready to play. They controlled the game from the start to the end. Henning did push them in game two, but fell short. 

The Wolverines were in control of the match offensively and the Hornets just could not get theirs going. Henning had many great defensive plays, but could not get the ball down for points.  As a team, the Hornets served 92 percent, their hitting was only at .099, they had 12 blocks and serve received at 88 percent. 

Hart, Fisher and Olson all served perfect on the night. Hart led in kills with 10, Eckhoff had 7, Frederick had 6, Misegades and Myeisha Antoni each had 4 and Lilya Fraki added 2.  Antoni and Misegades led in blocking with 4 apiece. Fisher led in digs with 23 and Misegades led in assists with 28.

The Hornets travel to Battle Lake on Tuesday, host Pillager on Thursday and play in the KLN tournament in Perham on Saturday.