By Patrick Tate
The new year for Haskell sports officially began Saturday evening with the Women’s Volleyball team scraping together a close win against Stephens college. It was a close match, going all the way to the 5th set, with the Haskell Women winning that set 15-8.
5’11 Junior, Alliyah Richards was fantastic for the Fighting Indians holding onto a team-leading 19 kills on 40 total attempts, as well as 5 blocks in the contest. Cailey Lujan finished with 12 kills, while also racking up 16 digs. Jasmine Boyd led the team in Digs with 24, really solidifying our defense. Overall these wonderful athletes did a fantastic job of coming back from 2-1 in the set count and pulling out the victory. This puts them at 1-0 on the season and hopefully is a good omen for the rest of their campaign. The women play Bethany College Wednesday at 7:00pm at the Coffin Sports Complex. Last game we had an attendance of 115, but let’s get that up to 150, so make sure to come out and support!
In other sports news, there is a Cross Country meet in Baldwin City on Saturday, Sep 1, so if you can make it, make sure to go out there and show your Fighting Indians some support!