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Hillsboro beats Kingman, Pratt in home triangular

Staff writer

The Hillsboro High School volleyball team went to work Tuesday night, winning four consecutive games at its home triangular against Kingman and Pratt high schools.

The Trojans first played Kingman, dominating the first game on their way to a 25-7 victory.

Hillsboro jumped out to a 4-1 lead to begin the second game before Kingman scored twice to bring the lead within one.

An Alex Ratzlaff kill on the next service started an 8-0 run for the Trojans, pushing the score to 13-3. After Kingman scored twice on a block and spike, Hillsboro went on an 8-2 run, behind the service of Addie Lackey, kills from Ratzlaff, and defensive errors made by Kingman.

Kingman would make its own run, scoring four points largely on Trojan errors, to bring the score to 22-12, but Hillsboro would finish the game on two Ratzlaff kills and an ace, winning 25-12.

The first game against Pratt began evenly, both teams trading scores to reach an 8-7 Hillsboro advantage.

The Trojans then scored three in a row on kills by Lackey and Emily Jost, and a Greenback spike into the net for an 11-7 lead.

Hillsboro maintained the four-point margin, trading points to reach a 19-15 score.

A Lackey kill and Jost tip increased the Trojan lead to six, and Pratt would not recover, losing 25-19.

Errors led to a 4-1 Pratt lead in the second set, but Hillsboro chipped away at the lead on three Ratzlaff kills to tie the game at 5.

The score evened out six times from that point, Hillsboro taking a small lead and Pratt coming back to tie the game.

With the score tied at 15, the Trojans scored three consecutive points to take a lead it would not relinquish.

Pratt struggled late to get the ball over the net, finally giving way to a 10-2 Trojan run, losing 25-17.

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