HESSTON — Hesston High’s volleyball team appears to be back on track.
After a brief mini-slump that saw it lose three of four matches after a 10-0 start, the Swathers reasserted themselves on Tuesday by defeating Larned (25-14, 25-12) and Haven (25-7, 25-9).
The Swathers are now 13-3 overall and 3-1 in the CKL.
Against Larned, it was a big match for Alaina Dunlavy, who had 19 assists, 4 aces and 10 digs. Kailey Jo Ince added 9 kills, while Mia Loganbill had 6.
Against Haven, Ince pounded down 10 kills, Dunlavy had 16 assists and Brityne Rucker had 5 digs.
“We have struggled the past several weeks keeping our energy and momentum throughout a match,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “The girls focused on that tonight and did a nice job taking control in every set and being able to side-out efficiently. Larned jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first set against us, but from that point on we only allowed a total of six points on our opponents’ serves the rest of the entire night and had zero passing errors on serve receive.”
Hesston has a big double dual at home on Thursday against Garden Plain.