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Joee Clevenger handles a Southwest serve in Chase County’s sweep of the Roughriders at St. Pat’s.

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Alexis Richmond sends an attack to the Southwest Roughriders during the teams’ match at North Platte St. Pat’s.

Lady Longhorns ride winning streak into final week of season

Though last week didn’t end up being the week the Chase County volleyball team expected, the Longhorns added two more victories.
CCS traveled to North Platte St. Pat’s Oct. 6 for a triangular with Southwest and St. Pat’s.
The Longhorns opened the night with a 25-22, 25-13 sweep of the Irish.
The first set was close, 11-9, before Jerzee Milner served for the second time in the set. The junior reeled off six straight points to boost CCS’s lead to 18-9.
The Longhorns struggled to put together a run to finish off the Irish, however. St. Pat’s pulled back to within one point, 22-21 and 23-22, before Alexis Richmond finished off the set serving.
CCS got off to a great start in the second set, jumping out to a 7-1 lead. The Longhorn lead was 19-10 before Chloe Dillan and Hope Brosius finished off the Irish from the service line.
Head Coach April Lambert said her team did a great job controlling the match.
“We served aggressively and kept St. Pat’s out of their offense quite a bit,” Lambert said. “We had some really good digs when their hitters were on, and our offense connected for some great kills.”
Bryn McNair led CCS attackers with 12 kills.
Kora Weiss had three aces. CCS finished with a 95.9 serving percentage.
The Longhorns swept an outmanned Roughrider squad 25-16, 25-10 in the second match.
CCS fought back from an 1-8 deficit in the first match. With Richmond serving, the Longhorns tied the set at 12 and Milner served CCS to a 20-14 advantage. Lucy Spady finished off the Roughriders with four-straight serves.
Chase County never trailed in the second set. Two ace serves by Weiss gave CCS an 8-3 lead. The Longhorns led 12-8 before four-straight attack errors by Southwest. Joee Clevenger served 12 straight points to finish off the Roughriders.
“We pretty much controlled the match with aggressive serve receive and Southwest didn’t have a lot of offense to return with their best hitter out of the game,” Lambert said.

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