Volleyball: Cougars Lose Close Match to Warhawks

Oakton High's Karina Nyman hits 100 career kills

After a back-and-forth battle for the lead throughout the match, the Oakton Cougars fell to crosstown rival Madison Warhawks 3-1 on Thursday.

The Cougars lost the first set 26-24, then came out on top in the second set 28-26 to even the score. 

But the Warhawks finished the match with two straight set wins (25-22, 25-20) to defeat the Cougars. 

Misa Mori's performance Thursday night moved her further up Oakton High's all-time rankings for both kills and digs. With 15 kills against Madison, Mori, a senior outside hitter, now stands in third place on the all-time kills list, passing Kaily Flanigan's 355.

Mori's 21 digs Thursday tied her with Leslie Truesdale, who now serves as an assistant coach for the Cougars, for fourth place on Oakton's all-time digs list with 354 total. 

Emma Olson, a senior setter, edged closer to setting the school record for career aces, tallying four more Thursday night — three away from Karalee Thomas' record of 121 set in 2010. 

Karina Nyman, a sophomore middle hitter, notched her 100th career kill Thursday.

The Cougars will continue their season 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at home against Chantilly, a match that will double as the team's annual Dig Pink Night. Dig Pink  supports breast cancer awareness and research.

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