SV, Cheney hand Hesston spikers first setbacks

By Steve Sell
September 07, 2016

LINDSBORG — Hesston High’s volleyball winning streak ended at 10 on Tuesday when the Swathers lost a pair of matches, their first setbacks of the year.

The Swathers lost to Cheney (27-25, 20-25, 23-25) and to CKL rival Smoky Valley (23-25, 25-18, 16-25).

Cheney finished 2-0 on the day by defeating Smoky Valley (23-25, 25-11, 27-25).

Hesston’s match with Smoky Valley was not considered a league match. The teams meet on Oct. 11 in the match that counts toward the CKL standings.

“Both Cheney and Smoky Valley are good teams with some talented hitters,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “Every match was a great battle and more than half of the sets on the night were decided by two points. There were moments where we played very well and others where we struggled to gain momentum. These were two of the best hitting teams we have faced this year, which exposed several areas that we need to work on,”

Against Cheney, Kailey Jo Ince was tops in kills with 20, while Alaina Dunlavy led in assists with 27. Mia Loganbill led in digs with 13.

Against Smoky

 Valley, Ince had 17 kills and a team-high 9 digs and Dunlavy totaled 28 assists.

Hesston goes to Hillsboro on Tuesday.

For the Vikings against Hesston, Kate Deterding had 9 kills and Rilee Carson had 15 digs. Delaney Johnson was credited with 20 assists. Deterding had 8 kills versus Cheney, Haley Peterson had 8 blocks, and Deterding and Carson had 11 digs. Johnson added 23 assists.

Viking coach Christine Deterding was pleased with her team, noting both opponents were very strong.