Hershey will be entering the SPVA tournament with a seven match winning streak and a great deal of momentum after beating Dundy County-Stratton and Perkins County in a triangular at home on Oct. 15.The Panthers (17-3) began the day with a 25-13, 25-9 sweep of Dundy County-Stratton.
“Some of the kids got some confidence jump-serving, which is something we want to do late in the season,” Hershey coach Amy Beyer said. “We were more consistent and focused on our side in the second set.”
Hershey then swept Perkins County 25-17, 25-9.
Beyer said it was a tale of two sets against the Plainswomen, who are the Panthers' SPVA first round opponent on Thursday. The Lady Panthers were lackadaisical in the first set but finished relatively strong in the second.
“We had a mental lack of focus midway through the first set,” she said. “That has got to stop if we intend to compete in postseason play. It got better in the second set.”
Maegan Hiatt had a team-high 14 kills in the two matches and Brooke Munsen followed with 12.
Shawnie Stone-Swedberg had a combined 23 set assists and Bobbi Brannan had 12 against Dundy County-Stratton.