MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s volleyball team avenged an earlier-season loss to Inman, but finished Tuesday’s triangular 1-1 as it lost the other match to Trinity Catholic.
The 5-4 Wildcats, who lost to Inman in the Teutons’ invitational, evened the season series with a 25-18, 25-18 sweep. MHS lost in straight sets to Trinity (18-25, 24-26), while the Celtics finished 2-0 on the night as they also defeated Inman (25-19, 25-21).
“After losing to Inman at their preseason tournament, it was our turn to make a run at them,” Wildcat coach Kelsi Chisholm said. “I thought more of our hitters were present and our defense picked up more balls than they had against Hutch Trinity. I felt our team played a little timid offensively against Hutch Trinity. The Celtics have a big front block and seemed to get in our hitters’ heads as the match progressed. Also, our typically active defense didn't seem to be in sync with each other making it difficult to put any sort of run together.”
Rylie Dick had 18 kills on the night for Moundridge, as well as 15 digs and three aces. Chisholm said Peri Lange also had a good night setting.
Meanwhile, Inman coach Russ Goering said it was an up-and-down night for his team.
“Even though we lost to Trinity, I would say we played fairly well,” Goering said. “We were intense the entire match and our heads were in the game. It was a 180 versus Moundridge, unforced errors all over the place... we need to work on mental toughness. We need and to play more consistent.”