Hazen VB wins rivalry game
By Jarann Johnson
Protecting home turf is always important but battles for bragging rights are an even bigger deal. Last week Hazen won bragging rights and protected their home turf in the Hazen-Beulah rivalry 3-1: 25-21, 25-18, 27-29, 25-16.
The first set of the game started competitively. The teams matched scores at 4-4, 7-7, and 12-12. Two consecutive Beulah netting violations put Hazen in the lead 14-12 and capped a 5-0 Hazen run. Beulah head coach Brian Filibeck called a timeout, trying to stop Hazen’s run.
The timeout didn’t work. Hazen tacked on three more points for a 17-12 lead, which was their biggest lead of the set. Beulah tried to rally, cutting the deficit to two points twice but they could never get any closer, losing the set 25-21. Camille Klindworth, Beulah sophomore, committed a serving error to end the match.
Beulah got off to a strong start in Set 2. Torie Horning recorded two aces during Beulah 4-0 start. Beulah’s early lead wasn’t enough to hold off Hazen and teams found themselves in another battler.