MAIZE — In a best 3-of-5 match that should help the team considerably in preparation for postseason play, Hesston High’s volleyball team outlasted 4A power Maize South in four sets on Thursday.
The Swathers won the first set 25-20, then the Mavericks evened the score with a 25-21 success. Hesston, though, came away with 25-10, 25-15 victories to improve to 28-2.
“Maize South is a talented team that runs a quicker offense than a lot of teams we have seen this year,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “And they have a number of strong hitters and blockers. The difference tonight is that we were able to maintain good energy throughout the evening and we passed very well on serve receive, which gave us all of our hitting options.”
Kailey Jo Ince pounded 28 kills, while Mia Loganbill had 15. Alana Dunlavy contributed 51 assists, Rylie Schilling came up with 7 blocks and Loganbill was tops in digs with 10, one more than Dunlavy.
Peters said the team served at 96 percent, which was another key to the victory.
Hesston stays busy on Saturday as it goes to the Clearwater tournament.