Hesston spikers suffer only second loss

By Steve Sell
September 17, 2014

Hesston’s volleyball team lost for only the second time this year during a triangular hosted Tuesday by Kingman.

The Swathers were defeated in three sets by Hillsboro (22-25, 25-20, 21-25). They took out Kingman in straight sets (25-19, 25-23).

“We struggled tonight with more unforced errors than usual,” said Hesston coach Jason Peters, whose team is now 11-2. “Every set we played tonight was close throughout, and we did a good job battling through our mistakes to come back and make a great defensive play or get a kill. We had our chances, but just couldn’t quite finish the Hillsboro match. This was a good match for us to see areas where we need to keep working.” 

Against Hillsboro, Caylee Richardson recorded 12 kills, and Cami Richardson had 21 assists as well as 13 digs. Against Kingman, Cami Richardson had nine kills and 15 digs, while Jessanna Nebel had 14 assists.

Hesston goes to Larned on Tuesday.


• EAGLES HOST TRI — Canton-Galva went 0-2 in a home triangular.

The Eagles lost to Ell-Saline in three sets (25-21, 20-25, 18-25) and Remington in two (17-25, 12-25).

“We played an excellent, hard-fought match against Ell-Saline,” C-G coach Jenny Loyd said. “We played with heart and intensity and made good things happen as a team. Although we did not capitalize on the chances we had to win the third set, this match was by far our best volleyball this season. Against Remington in the nightcap, our mistakes mounted, our confidence dropped and we weren’t able to play top-notch volleyball. We are working on getting off the roller coaster of inconsistent play and finding ways to play to our potential, both mentally and physically, every time we step on the court to compete.”

• REDSKINS GO 2-0 — Little River was the top team in the Elyria Christian triangular.

The Redskins defeated Wakefield (25-19, 25-14) and Elyria (25-13, 25-8).

In Elyria’s other match, it lost a tough three-setter to Wakefield (25-18, 22-25, 18-25).

• Note — No other reports were received.