By Shari Friedel
Perkins County girls participated in the Cozad tournament Saturday, Oct. 22, finishing fourth among other teams Cozad, Overton, Cambridge and Gothenburg.
In game one, the girls overtook Cambridge in three sets, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-19.
Missed serves hurt the outcome in the second set, but Coach Penny Hite commended her players on their quick reaction times, keeping the ball in play and good rallies.
“We made some changes this week and we need time to adjust,” she said.
Michi Prante and Mati Humphrey had five and four ace serves to their credit.
“Everyone contributed to the offense,” said Hite. “And Kristin Beck had good distribution of the ball.”
Game two saw the Lady Plainsmen matched with state-hopeful Overton, who they lost to in three sets, 25-14, 12-25 18-25.
“We did a good job serving and getting them out of system in the first set,” said Hite. “That definitely helped us on offense to attack the ball.”
Blocking proved to be a problem for the Lady Plainsmen in sets two and three.
Going up against Gothenburg in match three, the Lady Plainsmen again succumbed, this time in two sets, 16-25 and 19-25.
In spite of the disappointment of the day, Hite commended several players, including Kim Cook who came in for the back row, Michi Prante’s defensive play and serving and good consistent hitting from Matisyn Humphrey.
“We just can’t seem to find the drive to clinch those wins,” said Hite.
PC vs. Cambridge
25-18, 22-25, 25-19
Kills: T. Metcalf 9, S. Metcalf 9, M. Humphrey 8, T. Osler 7, G. Patrick 6, K. Beck 1.
Blocks: S. Metcalf 8 (1 ace), T. Metcalf 6 (1 ace), T. Osler 4, G. Patrick 3, K. Beck 1.
Set assists: K. Beck 27, M. Humphrey 4, G. Patrick 1, M. Prante 1.
Ace serves: M. Prante 5, M. Humphrey 4, T. Metcalf 2, K. Beck, S. Pollard, S. Metcalf 1 each.
PC vs. Overton
25-14, 12-25, 18-25
Kills: S. Metcalf 9, T. Osler 5, G. Patrick 5, M. Humphrey 5, T. Metcalf 3, M. Prante 1.
Blocks: S. Metcalf 5, T. Metcalf 4 (1 ace), G. Patrick 3 (2 ace), T. Osler 3, M. Humphrey 1.
Set assists: K. Beck 26, M. Humphrey 1.
Ace serves: S. Pollard 2, M. Prante 2, T. Metcalf 1.
PC vs. Gothenburg
Kills: G. Patrick 5, S. Metcalf 4, M. Humphrey 4, T. Osler 2.
Blocks: S. Metcalf 3, T. Metcalf 3, M. Humphrey 3, T. Osler 2, K. Beck 1.
Set assists: K. Beck 11, S. Metcalf 2.
Ace serves: T. Metcalf 2, K. Beck 1, M. Humphrey 1.
The Lady Plainsmen volleyball team travelled to Kimball for a dual with the Lady Longhorns on Tuesday, Oct. 18, securing a victory in four sets.
They won the first set 25-17, faltered in the second finishing 16-25, but wrapped up a win with the final two sets, 25-19 and 25-21.
“The girls did a good job of reading the Kimball defense and our serve receive was good tonight,” said Coach Penny Hite. “Kimball served well in the second set and we had to make some adjustments, but the girls handled it well and kept their composure.”
Shania Metcalf and Tanya Metcalf each had an impressive 15 kills on the night as well as 11 and 15 blocks, respectively.
The reserves finished their season beating Kimball easily in two sets, bringing their record to five for five for the year. JV also won in two sets Tuesday.
Varsity and JV will wrap up regular season play at a triangular with Garden County and Bayard, held in Garden County on Friday, Oct. 28.
Sub-districts will begin Monday, Oct. 31.
Perkins Co. vs. Kimball
25-17, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21
Kills: S. Metcalf 15, T. Metcalf 15, M. Humphrey 6, K. Beck 5, S. Pollard 3, G. Patrick 1.
Blocks: T. Metcalf, 15 (5 ace), S. Metcalf 11 (1 ace), G. Patrick 4 (2 ace), M. Humphrey 2 ace, K. Beck 1 ace.
Set assists: K. Beck 36, M. Humphrey 3, S. Metcalf 1.
Ace serves: M. Prante 3, S. Metcalf 1, K. Beck 1.