|PC overcomes DC-Stratton in district playoff action|
By Shari Friedel
District volleyball action began Monday, Nov. 1 with the Lady Plainsmen coming up against number three ranked Dundy County-Stratton in match two of the C2-11 bracket.
Intensity, determination and tenacity fueled the Lady Plainsmen’s win over the 21-9 Lady Tigers in a grueling four-set match played at Hershey High School.
“Not our best game offensively,” said Head Coach Penny Hite. “But they stuck with it.”
“Gabrielle Patrick had an outstanding hitting game (eight kills, three ace blocks) and Jessica Day really stepped up on defense.”
Aggressive serving in the third and fourth sets “upped the tempo” and kept Dundy County out of system.
The win launched the Lady Plainsmen into the third round match up against number one ranked Southwest on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Look for more district coverage in next week’s issue of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.
PC vs. DC-Stratton
25-22, 13-25, 25-16, 30-28
Kills: S. Metcalf 11, T. Metcalf 9, G. Patrick 8, M. Humphrey 6, T. Osler 3, K. Beck 2. Blocks: S. Metcalf 6 (2 ace), T. Metcalf 6 (2 ace), G. Patrick 5 (3 ace), K. Beck 3. Set assists: K. Beck 32, J. Day 2, S. Metcalf 1, G. Patrick 1. Ace serves: M. Humphrey 4, T. Osler 3, S. Metcalf 2, S. Pollard 2, J. Day 2, K. Beck 1.
Oct. 29 Triangular
Regular season play ended on a high note for the Lady Plainsmen as they won a triangular in Bayard on Friday, Oct. 29.
They put away both Garden County and Bayard in two sets each, ending the season with a 22-7 record.
Coach Penny Hite feels that the team is well prepared for post season play which began with sub-districts on Monday, Nov. 1, but achieved their recent success by focusing on one game at a time.
“They haven’t looked into the future because we know it is the ‘now’ that is all that matters,” she said.
PC vs. Garden County
Kills: S. Metcalf 4, G. Patrick 4, T. Osler 3, T. Metcalf 3, M. Humphrey 2, K. Beck 1. Blocks: S. Metcalf 5 (3 ace), T. Metcalf 1, G. Patrick 1. Set assists: K. Beck 12, S. Metcalf 1, G. Patrick 1. Ace serves: T. Osler 4, S. Metcalf 3, K. Beck 2, T. Metcalf 2, S. Pollard 2.
PC vs. Bayard
Kills: T. Osler 9, S. Metcalf 8, T. Metcalf 5, G. Patrick 5, K. Beck 1, M. Humphrey 1. Blocks: G. Patrick 5 (1 ace), S. Metcalf 5 (1 ace), T. Metcalf 3 (1 ace), K. Beck 2 (1 ace), M. Humphrey 1, S. Pollard 1. Set assists: K. Beck 23, one each: G. Patrick, J. Day, M. Humphrey, S. Pollard, S. Metcalf. Ace serves: S. Metcalf 2, T. Osler 1, T. Metcalf 1.