Swather spikers split matches

By Steve Sell
October 09, 2015

SOLOMON — Hesston High’s volleyball team was dealt just its third loss of the season on Thursday during a triangular with Solomon and Southeast of Saline.

The Swathers had little trouble with Solomon (25-10, 25-7), but ran into problems with Southeast of Saline, which was a 25-16, 26-24 winner.

It was hardly an upset, as Southeast is now 28-3 on the year and Hesston is 19-3.

“We knew the Southeast of Saline match was going to be a good battle between two strong teams,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We struggled with passing in the first set, which limited our hitting options and gave Southeast a good block that we had trouble finding a way around. In the second set, we passed better and our quicker hitting options led to a higher kill percentage. We had the lead at 24-18, but couldn’t finish, and several passing and hitting errors allowed them to get the momentum that we couldn’t get back.”

Hesston’s “Dig Pink Night” is scheduled for Tuesday. Smoky Valley and Lyons will provide the opposition.