Hume notches season-opening sweep of competition at Drexel quad

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Hume Lady Hornets are off to a terrific start to the volleyball season, opening their 2018 campaign Tuesday with a clean sweep at the four-team Drexel Lady Bobcat quadrangular.

Hume opened with a three-set victory over Ballard, as the Lady Hornets took the first and third sets. Junior outside hitter Deborah Yarick led Hume with a team-high five aces and a kill. Meanwhile, senior middle hitter Hannah Gorda tallied four kills and a trio of aces — while junior Lakynn Moore chipped in three aces.

In their second match, Hume upended host-Drexel in three sets. The Lady Hornets rolled to a 25-16 first-set victory, before dropping the second set, 25-11. Hume then bounced back in the third and decisive set, winning in convincing fashion 15-6 — improving to 2-0 on the season.

Against Drexel, Gorda was a force on the front row, finishing with a match-high four blocks, to go along with three kills. Lady Hornet sophomore Braelynn Morrison contributed three aces, a block, and a kill. In addition for Hume, Anna Spencer tallied four aces and a kill, while Katlyn Brooks also recorded four aces. Yarick chipped in an ace and a kill, and Jaylyn Rogers added an ace.

In their final match of the evening, Hume cruised to a two-set (25-19, 25-19) victory over the Miami Eagles — reeling off their third win in as many matches.

Both Gorda and Yarick put down three kills apiece, while Brooks and Moore dropped in four aces each.

First-year Hume head coach Becky Bryant said she couldn’t be more pleased with her squad’s season-opening performance.

“The girls worked well as a team during our first night of volleyball,” noted Bryant. “All of the practice on our serving paid off. The (girls) had great attitudes and worked to motivate

each other on the court. We have some areas to work on, but overall we're happy with the start to our season.”

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