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In the swing

Savage Heat sweep past 14C foes


October 24, 2019

PLAINS – Talk about getting into the swing of things.

The Hot Springs Lady Savage Heat came out swinging last week and ended up blasting out two important District 14C conference matches on the road , slamming the Plains Trotters 25-10, 25-21, 25-14 Tuesday (Oct. 15) and spiking the St. Regis Tigers 25-7, 25-8, 25-9 Saturday.

Coach Alisha Pablo and her blooming Savage Heat complete regular season play this week, visiting Clark Fork for a match in Superior Tuesday (results were not available) and hosting Victor for their senior night finale in the Spa City Saturday.

The Heat appear to have gotten their game together at just the right time as the District 14C tournament will be played in Noxon Nov. 1-2.

The road win over Plains was one of the Savage Heat's finest performances yet, a statement win of sorts for the Hot Springs girls.

"We really needed a match like we played in Plains," Pablo said. "They are a great team and we like the competitive games we get with them."

The win in Plains turned out to be an important one. "We needed that match to get into second place," Pablo said, "and that will be important in the district tournament."

Last week's conference wins were sweet music to Heat fans' ears as the Hot Springs girls waltzed to the relatively easy victories.

Against Plains, McKennzie Cannon put the hammer down on seven kills and three service aces, Savannah Roosma blocked five shots, Sydney Jackson hit 15 set assists and Sage Jackson seven digs.

Please see Trotter story for Plains statistics from the match.

In St. Regis, the Heat limited the homestanding Tigers to less than a set's worth of points (24) all night in marching to the easy three-set win.

Katelyn Christensen and Cannon crushed six kills each and Christensen added four service aces and a pair of blocks, Sydney Jackson hit 12 assists and Sage Jackson hit nine assists.

Ashley Wilson and Rylie Burnham had a kill each for St. Regis, Kylee Thompson hit two aces, Taylor Hurd 16 digs and Wilson three blocks.


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