Tandy Overstreet

Sophomore Danielle Burge is at the net for the Plainsmen during the game against the Broncos last Tuesday.

Lady Plainsmen to host SPVA this weekend

The Lady Plainsmen volleyball team added two games to their record this week after taking on the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos and the Chase County Longhorns. 

Perkins County’s current season record stands at 3-16, leading up to SPVA this Saturday. 

Wauneta-Palisade 

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Perkins County took on the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos on their home court. 

The Lady Plainsmen had a rough start to the match in the first set as the Broncos quickly racked up points and left them behind, 25-5. 

Perkins County struggled with serve receive due to deep serves by the Broncos that made for rough or shanked passes, as well as miscommunication errors. 

During the next two sets Perkins County seemed to find some additional energy and fought hard through long volleys against the Broncos. 

Despite several wild plays in the third set in which the Lady Plainsmen were able to run down shanked balls and keep the play alive, they eventually fell to errors, the point favoring the Broncos. 

The energy on the court and from the bench was palpable throughout the last sets of the match, but the deficit created by the Broncos was too much for the Lady Plainsmen to overcome late in each set. 

 Wauneta-Palisade defeated Perkins County in three sets, 25-5, 25-18, 25-16. 

Chase County

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Perkins County traveled to Imperial where they battled the Chase County Longhorns for the second time. 

The Lady Plainsmen started off each set with high energy, but were unable to maintain that level of intensity throughout the set and allowed the Longhorns to pull away and gain points on them. 

Although Perkins County appeared more prepared for the Longhorns’ strong hitters and picked up more digs than their first match, Chase County was able to penetrate the Lady Plainsmen’s defense, finding holes and weaknesses on the opposing side of the court. 

An attempted rotation change in the second and third set seemed to leave Perkins County confused and more focused on the change than play. 

The Longhorns defeated the Lady Plainsmen in three sets, 25-14, 25-10, 25-6. 

Looking ahead, Head Coach Monica Cole has her team gearing up for SPVA and is hopeful the work they have put in throughout the season makes for a competitive and energetic tournament for the Lady Plainsmen. 

Next action

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Lady Plainsmen traveled to Benkelman for triangular play against the Dundy County Tigers and Hershey Panthers.  

Saturday, Oct. 13, Perkins County will play host for the SPVA tournament, beginning at 10 a.m. 

See next’s weeks issue of the Tribune for full coverage of these games. 

Perkins County will take on the Kimball Longhorns on their home court in Grant, beginning at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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