HYNDMAN — Big runs proved to be the difference as Fannett-Metal swpet HOPE for Hyndman’s volleyball team in a 25-9, 25-9, 25-18 victory, Tuesday.

All three games started close, but the Lady Tigers had big runs at different times in all three games.

In the opener, the score was tied at 3-3 each when the Lady Tigers got serving runs of five, six, two and six to push the visitors to the 25-9 win.

Hyndman had a two-point service run from Hope Thornton and an ace by Jade Shipley.

The second game was more of a back-and-forth contest. The Lady Hornets had a two-point lead at 7-5 following two service points from Chloe Hillegas, including an ace.

Fannett-Metal got those two points back, and with the score tied at 9-9, the Lady Tigers got a sideout and followed with 15 straight points including 11 aces to roll to a 25-9 victory.

The third game was close until late in the game. Fannett-Metal grabbed an early 6-1 lead, but thanks to an ace from Jess Deneen and a four-point run by Thornton including an ace, Hyndman was only down, 11-10.

The game went back and forth with Hyndman tying the game on a service point from Andrea Twigg.

However, the Lady Tigers got the sideout and followed with six straight points including four aces to take control of the game on their way to the 25-18 win.

“(Fannett-Metal) placed the ball well on serves,” said HOPE for Hyndman coach Carey Ohler. “This was only our second game with everyone here. We are working on refining the rotation and positioning the girls.

“I was impressed with how our younger girls stepped up from junior high to varsity. They are holding their own.”

Hyndman, 0-3, hosts Shade, Wednesday.

FANNETT-METAL 3, HOPE FOR HYNDMAN 0 Game One Fannett-Metal 25, HOPE for Hyndman 9

HOPE for Hyndman (9) — Paige Sturtz 1; Hope Thornton 2; Jade Shipley, 1.

Game Two Fannett-Metal 25, HOPE for Hyndman 9

HOPE for Hyndman (9) — Thornton 1; Chloe Hillegas 2.

Game Three Fannett-Metal 25, HOPE for Hyndman 18

HOPE for Hyndman (18) — Sturtz 1; Morgan Emerick 1; Andrea Twigg 1; Jess Deneen 2; Thornton 4.

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