Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications
During the Chase County on Oct. 5, Lady Plainsman Emma Schrotberger keeps the ball alive, while Kadie Hanson stands by to assist. Schrotberger had 13 digs against the Longhorn competition, while Hanson had nine.
Lady Plainsmen fall to competition
This week the Lady Plainsmen volleyball team added two losses to their record, bringing their current season to 6-14.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Plainsmen traveled to battle the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos.
Thursday, Oct. 5, the Plainsmen played the Chase County Longhorns on their home court in Grant.
Wauneta-Palisade defeated Perkins County in three sets, 22-25, 15-25,14-25.
The Plainsmen came out strong against the Broncos in the first set of the game, but were unable to win the set.
Inconsistent play and a strong player for the Broncos determined the tone of the game.
The Plainsmen struggled with hitting into the Broncos blockers and had trouble finding energy during the second and third sets.
“We were hitting into the block quite a bit and were struggling to mix things up and get some fire,” stated Head Coach Erica Turner.
Aryn Seiler: 6 points, 4 solo blocks; Sydney Wilson: 7 kills, 6 block assists; Emma Schrotberger: 13 digs; Kadie Hanson: 9 digs; Jessica Klingelhoefer: 7 set assists.
Chase County defeated Perkins County in three sets, 7-25, 16-25, 19-25.
During the first set of the game, the Plainsmen got stuck in their first rotation as Chase County continued to score.
Chase County had several points with ace serves that were long, but tipped by the Plainsmen.
Perkins County struggled against the Longhorn’s strong outside hitter who was able to place the ball out of reach of the Plainsmen defense.
The Plainsmen started the second set with much more enthusiasm and came out strong against the Longhorns.
Despite Perkins County’s energy and ability to pick up what the Longhorns hit at them during the second and third sets, they struggled to set up their offense.
Passes to the top of the net allowed Chase County’s strong hitters to hammer at the Plainsmen.
The teams played several long volleys, but the Plainsmen were unable to come out with the point.
“The girls played way better [the second and third sets,]” Turner said. “But we still need to work with the team playing as a whole.”
Seiler: 6 points, 4 solo blocks; Wilson: 7 kills, 6 block assists; Schrotberger: 13 digs; Hanson: 9 digs; Klingelhoefer: 7 set assists.
On Oct. 10, Perkins County hosted a triangular with Dundy County and Hershey. Results will be in the next issue of the Tribune.
The Plainsmen then have a long break until hosting another triangular on Oct. 27 with Garden County and Maxwell beginning at 5 p.m.