For at least this one rainy night, the fifth-set demons that have haunted the Volcano Vista High School volleyball team were exorcised.
Led by the final-set hitting and serving of sophomore Olivia Dixson, the Hawks won their District 1-6A opener on Wednesday night, outlasting visiting Rio Rancho.
The Hawks (6-4 overall) won the final two sets. The final match score was 25-16, 12-25, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-9.
Three of Volcano Vista’s four losses have been in five sets, and the Hawks were 0-3 in five-setters prior to Wednesday.