Jessica Klingelhoefer, No. 7, and Sydney Wilson, No. 6 guard the net for the Lady Plainsmen.
Lady Plainsmen take record to 2-5
The Lady Plainsmen volleyball team played five games in the last week, coming out with two wins to add to their season.
On Sept. 5 Perkins County played Wallace and Hitchcock County at the Wallace triangular.
Sept. 9 the team traveled to Cozed for the Cozad Invitational where they played Cozad, Ainsworth and Sidney.
The Plainsmen were defeated by the Falcons in two sets, 25-23, 25-19.
Perkins County played a close game against Hitchcock County but fell behind from the start.
“Once we got in the rhythm of things we started playing way better,” stated Head Coach Erica Turner.
Hitchcock County’s strategic placement of the ball proved too much for the Lady Plainsmen and they were narrowly defeated.
“It definitely shows me what things we need to work on more in practice,” Turner said.
Seiler: 3 ace serves, 5 kills, 9 digs, 4 solo blocks, 5 points; Toner: 5 set assists; Klingelhoefer: 5 set assists; Wilson: 4 kills, 4 solo blocks.
Perkins County got their first win of the season over Wallace going three sets, 24-26, 25-23, 25-14.
After losing a close first set, the Plainsmen fought back, overcoming the Wildcats in the next two sets.
“I was happy to see our girls fight back,” stated Coach Turner.
The Plainsmen saw improvement in their speed and at the net in their last two games.
Hanson: 14 digs; Wilson: 5 solo blocks, 7 kills; Toner: 11 set assists; Klingelhoefer: 8 set assists; Burge: 7 points.
Cozad defeated Perkins County in two sets during their first game of the Cozad Invitational, 25-10, 25-12.
The experience of the Haymakers gave the them an advantage over the Plainsmen. After Cozad went on a point run at the start of the second set, the Plainsmen struggled to come back and were defeated in two sets.
Seiler: 2 kills; Hanson: 3 digs, 4 points, 12 serve receive passes; Klingelhoefer: 4 set assists, 4 points; Toner: 3 set assists.
Perkins County defeated the Ainsworth Bulldogs in three sets, 25-21, 21-25, 31-29.
A hard fought game, the Plainsmen pulled out a win after battling back in the second set with Makenzie Toner serving nine in a row.
“Ainsworth was a great win for us to have, especially going three sets,” Turner stated.
Turner saw the girls working as a team to get the job done and was happy with their overall play and efforts against the Bulldogs.
Seiler: 7 kills, 6 block assists; Hanson: 15 digs; Toner: 8 set assists, 17 points; Klingelhoefer: 7 kills, 7 set assists, 4 solo blocks.
The final game of the tournament was a loss against the Sidney Red Raiders. The Plainsmen were defeated in two sets, 25-15, 25-14.
Both sets were close to start, but the Plainsmen were unable to maintain their energy and aggressive play in their last game of the day.
Sidney’s strong hitters were too much for Perkins County and allowed them to control the ball and run away with each set.
Burge: 6 points; Schrotberger; 2 kills; Klingelhoefer: 2 kills, 4 digs, 4 solo blocks; Hanson: 18 serve receive passes; Seiler: 6 block assists.
Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m., the team will play in Paxton. The Bridgeport Tournament is Sept. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 the Plainsmen play their first games at 5 p.m., on their home court in Grant for the Perkins County Triangular.