HESSTON — The Hesston Swathers are a runaway volleyball freight train at the start of the season.
The Swathers improved to 9-0 on Thursday by sweeping a triangular with Minneapolis and Trinity Catholic.
Hesston defeated Minneapolis in a gutty three-setter (25-13, 24-26, 25-16) and then had little trouble with Trinity (25-13, 25-15).
“This is always a great triangular for us to see some traditionally strong nonleague teams,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We played with a lot more energy than Tuesday night and the mistakes we made were much more on the aggressive side than the tentative. We served well, not necessarily aces, but kept the other teams out of system and it gave us a chance to get high-percentage passes that led to a lot of kills.”
Cami Richardson and Kailey Jo Ince recorded 28 and 27 kills, respectively, for the Swathers. Alaina Dunlavy totaled 55 assists and Kylie Brenneman led in digs with 18.
Hesston goes to Sterling on Tuesday, with Smoky Valley the third team.