ST. PAUL HUMBOLDT 6, MINNEAPOLIS HENRY 1
After a week off the city schools returned to action on Monday. Host Humboldt picked up a non conference win over Henry. The Patriots’ third doubles team prevented the sweep. The Hawks overwhelmed Henry on the singles side of the ledger holding the Patriots to single digits in six of the eight sets. That third doubles match was the only contest to have sets decided by two points with the identical 21-19 scores in both. Humboldt’s second and third singles margins proved to have the most separation at 16.5 points.
I am now down to four teams left to chart. All four will fall by the wayside this week.
1. Lay Lay, Humboldt def Gaochia Moua 21-9, 21-11
2. Kaoyer Lee, Humboldt def Pa Houa 21-8, 21-1
3. Let Let, Humboldt def Melanie 21-3, 21-6
4. Naw Paw, Humboldt def Mindy 21-6 21-10
1. Sue Muey/Sar Htoo, Humboldt def Betty Xiong/Cindy Xiong 21-16, 21-12
2. Wah Htoo/Htee Moo K, Humboldt def Lisa/Nancy 21-16, 21-17
3. Sia/Pa Chia Henry def Htee Htee/Paw T Wah 21-19, 21-19
BY THE NUMBERS
Matches: Humboldt 4-0 1.000
Games: Humboldt 8-0 1.000
points: Humboldt 158-54 .745
decided by 10+: Humboldt 8-0 1.000
decided by 3-: none
margin: Humboldt 13.0
Matches: Humboldt 2-1 .667
Games: Humboldt 4-2 .667
points: Humboldt 122-103 .542
decided by 10+: none
decided by 3-: Henry 2-0 1.000
margin: Humboldt 3.167
Lay LAY 2, Gaochia MOUA 0
Humboldt freshman Lay Lay used a strong side out game to limit Gaochia Moa scoring opportunities. Lay slammed the door at 75%. Lay also had big advantages in winners while limiting her give aways. The soft drive proved to be most lethal with eight winners via that route. Five of those came on the two stroke. The opponent’s left front court provided Lay with eight of her winners. Lay was able to score three points on her block of Moua’s smashes including two straight points in the second set.
Moua had the first run of the game taking a 3-2 lead in the first set. Lay surged in front with a mega run of seven (10-4) initiated with two straight drops. Two serves later Lay tacked on six more points (17-6). In set two Lay opened with the first three points. Both players got in side out mode with five of the next services being stopped by the other. Lay broke the pattern with a run of five (12-4). Lay’s final run of three gave her the widest margin in the second half (17-6) capped by the two blocks. Moua got her first run of the second set after a two stroke smash (20-11) holding off match point three times.
|Longest point string||7||3|
|Point generated off serve||.595||.300|
|Points after 11||20||11|
|Points after own errors||8||7|
|Strokes per point||3.619||3.500|
|Set Point %||2/5-.400|