Lady Plainsmen add three wins to record
The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball team played five games on the road last week.
Thursday, Sept. 14 the team traveled to Paxton for triangular play against Paxton and South Platte.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 the Plainsmen played in the Bridgeport tournament, taking on Leyton, Bridgeport and Bayard.
The past week of play brings Perkins County’s season record to 5-7.
Perkins County defeated the South Platte Knights in two sets, 25-18, 25-9.
This was the first game the Plainsmen played trying out a new offense.
Head Coach Erica Turner was “very happy with how smoothly the girls transitioned to it and how well they played.”
The team played well together, each doing their part to make the new offense work and came away with a win.
Emma Schrotberger: 10 points; Aryn Seiler: 3 ace serves, 5 kills, 2 solo blocks; Jessica Klingelhoefer: 17 set assists; Danielle Burge: 5 kills; Kadie Hanson: 10 digs; Sydney Wilson: 2 solo blocks.
Perkins County defeated the Paxton Tigers in two sets, 25-11, 25-10.
Schrotberger was able to get on a roll serving in both sets, keeping the momentum on the Plainsmen’s side.
The team had fewer passing errors than they sometimes do and were getting the ball to their hitters to play aggressively at the net.
“Seiler had a great game at the net,” stated Turner.
Schrotberger: 15 points, 3 ace serves, 12 digs; Klingelhoefer: 18 set assists; Seiler: 11 kills, 10 digs; Wilson: 4 kills.
The Leyton Warriors defeated Perkins County in a close two sets, 24-26 and 22-25.
The Plainsmen struggled during their first game of the tournament.
Passes were not getting to the setter from serve receive or defense, making it hard for the Plainsmen to get their offense going.
Seiler: 6 kills, 6 digs; Schrotberger: 4 kills; Klingelhoefer: 4 solo blocks, 8 set assists; Wilson: 4 solo blocks; Hanson: 5 digs; Makenzie Toner: 5 points; Burge: 5 points.
The Bridgeport Bulldogs defeated Perkins County in two sets, 11-25, 17-25.
Again the Plainsmen struggled to get their offense going. Lack of communication and missed passes to their setter kept them from running a strong offense against the Bulldogs.
“We were just really out of sorts and not communicating well,” Turner said.
Seiler: 3 kills, 5 solo blocks; Wilson: 3 solo blocks; Klingelhoefer: 3 set assists; Hanson: 7 digs, 5 points.
The Plainsmen defeated the Bayard Tigers in a hard fought three sets, 25-22, 18-25, 25-19.
With a break before their last game, the team was able to discuss what they needed from each other to run their offense effectively and came out ready to play.
The Plainsmen played a good three sets against Bayard, who was an aggressive and scrappy team.
“I was happy to see our offense start flowing better and hopefully that’s something we can get to happen every game, every set,” said Turner.
Hanson: 5 ace serves; Klingelhoefer: 4 solo blocks, 10 set assists; Seiler: 8 block assists, 14 digs; Wilson: 6 block assists; Hanson: 15 digs, 13 points.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 was the Perkins County triangular in Grant. Results from these games will be in next week’s issue.
Thursday, Sept. 21 the Plainsmen play in Ogallala at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Plainsmen will travel to the Chase County triangular in Imperial beginning at 5 p.m.