|WP improves to 6-1, Southwest and Chase County up next|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 18 September 2014 20:14|
Libero Brianna Einspahr passes the ball during competition Saturday in Trenton.
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team added four victories to the win column last week, but also lost for the first time this season.
The Broncos hosted Kansas schools Rawlins County and St. Francis Tuesday, Sept. 19.
WP defeated Rawlins County 25-16 in both sets.
The Broncos continued to be aggressive from the service line, totalling 14 aces. Sydnee Harchelroad had seven aces. Lesley Towery and Brianna Einspahr each had two aces.
Towery and Harchelroad led WP in kills with five and four, respectively.
Leiauna Alberts had five set assists and Harchelroad four.
Towery led the team with eight digs.
The Broncos hit over .200 in its sweep of St. Francis, 25-16, 25-9.
Towery and Harchelroad each had seven kills and hit .333. The pair also had three service aces each.
Alberts had 11 set assists and Alberts and Einspahr led WP will 11 digs each.
Rawlins County defeated St. Francis 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 to round out the triangular.
The Broncos travelled to Trenton Saturday for the Hitchcock County Tournament.
WP opened play with a 25-14, 25-12 win over the hosts.
Harchelroad had 10 kills for the Broncos. Towery had three service aces.
Einspahr led the team with 15 digs, while Harchelroad had 12 digs and Hannah Nordhausen 10.
WP picked up a dominating 25-17 first set win in its next game against Hayes Center.
The Cardinals bounced back, however, and handed WP its first loss of the season with 25-22, 25-21 second and third set wins. Crucial service errors and mental mistakes plagued the Broncos in the final two sets.
Towery had 10 kills to lead WP and had two service aces.
Nicole Strand had three solo blocks.
Alberts had 17 assists while Harchelroad and Einspahr each had 11 digs.
WP rounded out the tournament with a two-set sweep of Arapahoe, 25-18, 25-17. Stats from the match will be included next week.
In other tournament action, Arapahoe defeated Hitchcock County 25-13, 25-15; Hayes Center beat Hitchcock County 25-23, 25-19 and Hayes Center topped Arapahoe 25-21, 25-21.
With the wins Hayes Center has broken into the Class D2 ratings at number six in both the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln JournalStar.
WP ranked is eighth by the OWH. The Broncos, as well as Wallace, are listed as contenders by the LJS.
RPAC member Bertrand is ranked third by the OWH in Class D2 and second by the LJS.
Tuesday WP headed to Southwest to take on the Roughriders.
Thursday the Broncos host Class C1 Chase County. The Longhorns are 4-1 in 2014.