Waukon volleyball team has season brought to an end in first-round loss at New Hampton

Senior swing ... Waukon volleyball senior Lauren Elliott fires away for a kill attempt in the Indians’ three-set loss at New Hampton in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, October 18. Elliott led the Indian defense with eight digs and also had one kill in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2017 Waukon volleyball season was brought to a close in the Indians’ first opportunity to try and extend it, as the Tribe netters fell in three straight sets at New Hampton in Class 3A Region 5 tournament play Wednesday, October 18. Having not been able to win a set against the Chickasaws in three previous matches this season, the Indians looked to be on the verge of doing that right away in this tournament match, building a 20-9 lead in set one, but had the host Chickasaws claw their way back to not only steal away that first set, 24-26, but also go on to sweep the next two sets as well, 15-25 and 12-25, to bring the Indians’ season to a close.

The Indians wrapped up their 2017 campaign with an 8-29-2 season record that included a 0-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference dual match play that placed them seventh in the final standings. With the win, New Hampton advanced on to play Oelwein Tuesday, October 24 in the Region 5 semifinals.

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