Perkins County volleyball team gains experience against St. Pat’s
By Tim Linscott
It was a sentence that spoke volumes about the volleyball game between Perkins County and St. Patrick High School in North Platte on Thursday, Sept. 5.
“St. Pat’s celebrates and we learn,” Perkins County head volleyball coach Penny Hite said.
St. Patrick’s was able to gain a win in three sets, but the Plainsmen gained momentum every play of each set.
“We did a good job of getting St. Pat’s out-of-system, once we figure out Brittany Lawrence we actually had some really key blocks which brought our heads up,” Hite said.
PCS lost in straight sets, 25-11, 25-13, 25-16.
The third set was the most exciting for the Lady Plainsmen as the team fought back from being down 2-0 to gain ground on St. Pat’s, down 10-9. However, the momentum shifted toward St. Pat’s and PCS was down 18-9.
Serving was strong for Perkins County, going 31 of 40 which Hite said ‘is always a key that we stress every day.’
Elizabeth Krajewski and Rebecca Johnson were both 100 percent on their serves. Courtney Ostermiller had one ace serve as did Allison Kiolbasa.
The team had a 77.5 percent serving accuracy in the contest.
Johnson and Ostermiller led the team in kills with four each while Courtney McClenahan and Lila Konecky each had three kills. Ostermiller also had eight digs on the night.
Fronting the defense was Krajewski, notching two ace blocks on the night. Steph Schrotberger and McClenahan each had six set assists.