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Lady Demons Take District Championship in Four over Lady Red Devils

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

As a district championship match should be it was a close one as the Lady Demons of Des Moines and the Lady Red Devils of Springer met in Des Moines Saturday evening to determine who would own the District 1A championship title for the 2017 volleyball season.

Des Moines came into the title match 18-2 overall with a district record of 7-0. Springer’s record overall was 11-11 with a district record of 5-3.

In game one it was close until something happened after a tie at five. Des Moines quickly made the plays that scored the points. Before long Des Moines was up 12-6. Des Moines continued their domination as McKenna Hittson went to the net for the kill or the block. At the net she often met Springer’s Katy Scott. The two would battle at the net several times during the championship match. Des Moines soon widened the score spread 20-11.  At the end of the game Des Moines put on in the win column with a 25-15 score.

Game two started out close as well. Katy Scott was at the net for the block often for Springer to keep this game even closer than game one while the other Lady Red Devils like Alicia Arias kept the ball in play. 15-15 was the score midway through before Des Moines managed to make the plays work and pull out to a 25-20 win.

Game three saw the Lady Red Devils take control and while the Lady Demons made the kills it would be a Lady Red Devil win as the girls played the ball well making long volleys and working for the point. At the end of the game it was a Red Devil win 25-17.

In game four the Lady Demons found the groove they lost in game three and pulled out in front quickly. The Lady Red Devils played the ball to keep the score close until midway through the game when Des Moines widened the point spread going up 20-14. Des Moines went on to win the game and match to take the district title.

Both teams can now look forward to the state tourney to be held in Rio Rancho beginning Thursday with pool play.

Katy Scott slams one over the net as McKenna Hittson goes up for the block a scene that would play out several times as the two often battled at the net during the District 1A championship match in Des Moines.

Katy Scott slams one over the net as McKenna Hittson goes up for the block a scene that would play out several times as the two often battled at the net during the District 1A championship match in Des Moines.

 

McKenna Hittson(4) spikes the ball as Katy Scott(11) goes for the block during the District Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

McKenna Hittson(4) spikes the ball as Katy Scott(11) goes for the block during the District Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

Natashia McDonald(7) and Katy Scott(11) meet at the net during the District 1A Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Natashia McDonald(7) and Katy Scott(11) meet at the net during the District 1A Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

Katy Scott and McKenna Hittson meet at the net once again as the two battled during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Katy Scott and McKenna Hittson meet at the net once again as the two battled during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

McKenna Hittson won this volley as she slams the ball right back down after Katy Scott tips it over the net.

McKenna Hittson won this volley as she slams the ball right back down after Katy Scott tips it over the net.

 

Katy Scott and Natashia McDonald meet at the net during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Katy Scott and Natashia McDonald meet at the net during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

The District 1A Runner Up Springer Lady Red Devils 2 Elena Maestas;4 Kirsten Gurule; 5 Ashley Saenz; 6 Katie Shubert; 8 Hannah Burton; 9 Audrie Ritchie; 10 Shylow Saenz; 11Katy Scott; 12 Shania De Herrera; 15 Alicia Arias; Emma Sandlin

The District 1A Runner Up Springer Lady Red Devils
2 Elena Maestas; 4 Kirsten Gurule; 5 Ashley Saenz; 6 Katie Shubert; 8 Hannah Burton; 9 Audrie Ritchie; 10 Shylow Saenz; 11Katy Scott; 12 Shania De Herrera; 15 Alicia Arias; Emma Sandlin

 

District 1A District Champions Des Moines Lady Demons 1 Kye Gates; 2 Sydney Turner; 4 Makenna Hittson; 5 Grace Hall; 6 Hadley Miller; 7 Natashia McDonald; 8 Allison Guerrero; 9 Taya Archuleta; 10 Angie Lopez; 11 Jacee Sumpter; 12Abigail Trujillo; 15 Ali Sanchez;

District 1A District Champions Des Moines Lady Demons
1 Kye Gates; 2 Sydney Turner; 4 Makenna Hittson; 5 Grace Hall; 6 Hadley Miller; 7 Natashia McDonald; 8 Allison Guerrero; 9 Taya Archuleta; 10 Angie Lopez; 11 Jacee Sumpter; 12 Abigail Trujillo; 15 Ali Sanchez;

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