(above) Hailey Gottsche and Kayden Jueden stick together to keep the ball from getting through their block. The Lady Wildcats swept both Bloomfield and Laurel-Concord-Coleridge at the event to improve to 15-2 on the season.
LAUREL - Hartington-Newcastle has now won eight straight matches without losing a set after earning two more wins at a triangular in Laurel on Thursday night.
HNS defeated Bloomfield 25-10 25-10 and LCC 25-21 25-16 in the two wins.
Abbe Morten led the way with a spectacular night that included 11 ace serves against LCC. She also led her team in kills against Bloomfield with seven.
Morten was followed by Kayden Jueden and Belle Harms each earning six kills against Bloomfield. Jueden led the team against LCC with 14 kills. Meanwhile, Harms led the team in blocks in both games with two against Bloomfield and three against LCC.
With the win, HNS improves to 15-2 on the season.
The girls next took to the court on Monday at Randolph. This week, HNS travels to Ponca on Thursday for a triangular with the host and Walthill. HNS also hosts LCC on Saturday night. HNS finishes off a regular season schedule on Tuesday, hosting Winside and Emerson-Hubbard in a triangular.
HNS 25 25
Bloomfield 10 10
Hartington-Newcastle - Abbe Morten, 7; Kayden Jueden, 6; Belle Harms, 6; Hailey Gottsche, 4; Evvie Krie, 2.
Hartington-Newcastle - Liby Lange, 20; Kayden Jueden, 1; Belle Harms, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Liby Lange, 2; Willa Scoville, 1; Abbe Morten, 1; Kayden Jueden, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Belle Harms, 2; Kayden Jueden, 1; Abbe Morten, 1; Hailey Gottsche, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Willa Scoville, 9; Abbe Morten, 8; Liby Lange, 7; Kayden Jueden, 5; Belle Harms, 2; Autumn Lammers, 2; Gina Jueden, 1.
HNS 25 25
LCC 21 16
Hartington-Newcastle - Kayden Jueden, 14; Abbe Morten, 4; Belle Harms, 3; Gina Jueden, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Liby Lange, 20; Gina Jueden, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Abbe Morten, 11; Willa Scoville, 2; Autumn Lammers, 1; Brianna Hopping, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Belle Harms, 3; Evvie Krie, 1.
Hartington-Newcastle - Willa Scoville, 9; Liby Lange, 6; Abbe Morten, 5; Kayden Jueden, 4; Autumn Lammers, 4.
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