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RedTails Suffer Sophomore Night Setback

The RedTails volleyball team scrapped for each point against Indian Hills
The RedTails volleyball team scrapped for each point against Indian Hills

WATERLOO-- The RedTail Volleyball team lost a hard fought 3-0 match against the Indian Hills Community College Warriors on October 21.


The RedTails found themselves down 18-10 in the first set. The team put together a 4-0 run to cut the lead in half, followed shortly after by another quick run to make it 23-20 Warriors late in the set. The Warriors attack was too much, however, and Hawkeye fell behind 1-0 after a 25-23 set.


Late momentum from the first carried over into the second set. The RedTails jumped out to a quick 10-5 lead that forced Indian Hills to call a timeout. The Warriors clawed back to make the score 13-10 RedTails before going on an eight-point tear and eventually winning the set 25-18.


Indian Hills carried their run into the third set and controlled the rest of the way. The Warriors controlled the set and finished the sweep with a 25-16 victory in the final frame.


"We fought for a lot of points throughout the match," head coach Tyann Caspers said after the game, "I am proud of how we never gave up and continued to battle."


The match was the final home game of the season, and the final in the career for the sophomores on the team. The team took time pregame to recognize sophomores Leah Carter, Paige Eiffler, Jessica Hopkins, and Haylee Keune for their contributions to the program.


The team will have four more away games before moving on to regionals and nationals.