The North Platte St. Pat’s volleyball team won subdistricts on Tuesday by sweeping Hershey and Perkins County at the Ogallala City Auditorium.The Lady Irish (28-1) swept Hershey 25-17, 25-16, 25-22 in C2-11 finals to continue on the road to the Nebraska State Tournament.
In the opening match, St. Pat’s had no problem with fourth seed Perkins County, beating the Plainswomen 25-10, 25-13, 25-10.
The Irish, who are No. 1 in the NSAA power point rankings for Class C2, will play their district final match against C2-12 champion Bridgeport (11-19) on Friday night in Chappel.
Hershey, who was the No. 2 seed in the subdistrict, swept Dundy County-Stratton 25-18, 25-11, 25-13 in the semifinals.
Lady Panther coach Amy Beyer said that her team played a strong overall match against Dundy County-Stratton (18-11).
“The kids did just what we needed them to do,” said Beyer. “We served effectively and hit the ball to the holes on the defense. It was a good, focused effort for us.”
Hershey’s season came to an end later that night with its third loss of the season to St. Pat’s. The Panthers end their season with a 17-10 record.
“We did some nice things and hit the ball well and hard at times,” Beyer said. “We just did not pass consistently enough to stay in system. I am very proud of the kids, they battled.”
Daynlee Miller had 12 kills in each of the two subdistrict matches to lead Hershey. Brooke Munsen had a combined 15 kills to follow.
Bobbi Brannan amd Jenna Young had 25 and 23 set assists combined, respectively.