By Shari Friedel
Raising their record to 8-4, the Lady Plainsmen put another win in the record book, beating Haxtun in three sets, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-16 Thursday, Sept. 24 in Haxtun.
“We are finally hitting our goals as a team,” said Coach Penny Hite. “It’s been a great week for us.”
The victory was a needed confidence boost as the team preparedfor their next contest, a triangular with Gothenburg and Chase County Tuesday, Sept. 29 on the home court.
“Our hitters put up some big numbers tonight,” said Hite.
Leading in kills was senior Jenni Sis with 10 and junior Jessica Day with nine. Tanya Metcalf and Gabrielle Patrick had seven each.
“We capitalized much better tonight on free ball attacks and first kills to get our team excited and focused,” Hite said.
Showing strong serving was senior Mackenzie Hite, who served 11 points in a row, with eight ace serves in the second set.
PC vs. Haxtun
25-22, 25-13, 25-16
Kills: J. Sis 10, J. Day 9, G. Patrick 7, T. Metcalf 7, M. Humphrey 2, M. Hite 2, L. Burge 1, S. Pollard 1. Blocks: G. Patrick 8 (3 ace), T. Metcalf 6 (3 ace), M. Hite 5 (1 ace), M. Humphrey 3 (1 ace), J. Sis 2, L. Burge 1. Set assists: M. Hite 33, J. Sis 2, J. Day 1, T. Metcalf 1. Ace serves: M. Hite 9, J. Sis 3, J. Day 2, L. Burge 1, C. Lee 2. Defensive digs, J. Day 6, L. Burge 6, J. Sis 2, T. Metcalf 2, C. Lee 2, M. Humphrey 1.
The Lady Plainsmen met with Chase County and Gothenburg in a triangular at home Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The Gothenburg Invitational will follow on Saturday, Oct. 3.