By Tim Linscott
The Lady Plainsmen volleyball team saved their best performance for last on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Bridgeport Invite.
The team picked up a win over Bayard in the last game of the day in a contest that went to the wire.
Perkins County won in three sets, 25-23, 18-25, 27-25.
“Our girls fought to the end and pulled out the win,” Penny Hite, head girls volleyball coach at PCS, said. “(I am ) so proud of the perseverance and determination that we saw in them. They dug deep to find a win and it felt good to see them compete to win.”
Hite explained a scrappy defense and aggressive serving, coupled with the best blocking of the season resulted in the ‘W’ for PCS.
“A full team effort is what won that game,” Hite said.
Courtney McClenahan led the team with nine kills, one ace block and six assists. She averaged seven kills a game during the invitational.
Courtney Ostermiller had six killed, one ace block, three set assists and a team high three serving aces.
Steph Schrotberger led the team with assists with 10. She averaged 6.3 assists a contest at Bridgeport.
The Lady Plainsmen started the invite out against Levton and lost in two sets, 14-25, 21-25. Hite was, however, pleased with how the team started the day off.
“We played very, very well. Our serve receive improved immensely from last week’s game and we were proud of the girls for stepping up and serving aggressively as well,” Hite said.
McClennahan had nine kills and five blocks in the game.
Rebecca Johnson and Ostermiller each had two kills. Allison Kiolbasa picked up two ace serves and one kills in the game.
Against Bridgeport in the second game of the day Hite said Rebecca Johnson stepped up her play and did a great job at the net with reaction, blocking and hitting.
Johnson had three kills, one ace block and was 2 for 2 on defensive digs.
McClenahan had three kills, one ace blocks and three assists. Schrotberer had four assists for PCS. Lila Konecky ended the game with two kills and was 4 for 4 on defensive digs.
“We came out ready to play and did a good job of getting our serve receive in order at the beginning. We were very scrappy in this game and it showed a lot of hard work from our players,” Hite said.