Mid-Prairie was looking to play spoiler on Thursday. 

Hoping to avoid going winless in River Valley Conference South play while also knocking West Liberty out of a three-way tie for first was on the agenda. 

It didn’t go as planned as West Liberty swept Mid-Prairie 3-0 (25-9, 25-10 and 25-19). 

After West Liberty quickly took care of sets one and two, Mid-Prairie looked determined to avoid a sweep. The Golden Hawk front line showed a lot of improvement from the first two sets and were able to set a good block. Overall they had eight blocks as a team with Tori Boyse, Ella Groenewold and Myah Lugar each had a pair of kills. Cassidy Hershberger and Landry Pacha each had one. 

After falling behind early in the third set, Mid-Prairie brought it within 17-13 against the Comets. Some crafty placement of attacks allowed the Golden Hawks to get back into the set. The Class 3A No. 2 Comets then came alive again to win 25-20. 

The win clinched a tie between Tipton, Durant and West Liberty in the RVC South. 

Mid-Prairie was back in action on Saturday with their annual trip to the New London tournament, going 1-2. 

They defeated Highland 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 15-4) behind a strong offensive performance. The Golden Hawks hit .219 with Tori Boyse leading with five kills on seven attacks. Landry Pacha and Cassidy Hershberger each had six assists in the win. 

Pacha was 9-9 from the service line and had five aces. 

The Golden Hawks lost matches to Class 2A No. 7 Van Buren and West Burlington. 

Against Van Buren, Mid-Prairie struggled from the service line going 7-13. 

Myah Lugar had three blocks. 

The Falcons swept Mid-Prairie 21-13, 21-8. As a team the Golden Hawks had nine kills compared to 16 for West Burlington. 

Libero Amber Swart had seven digs for Mid-Prairie. 

The Golden Hawks will finish out their regular season this week with a long trip to Bellevue and a Saturday tournament at Clear Creek Amana.

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