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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Peyton Cox (13) tips a ball back to Hitchcock County as Payton Yearous (11) backs her up during Wauneta-Palisade’s sweep of the Falcons in the second round of the RPAC tournament.

Lady Broncos fourth in RPAC tournament, win first round of subs

While the RPAC tournament didn’t finish the way the Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team would have hoped, the Broncos won the first round of subdistricts Monday against Medicine Valley and set up a rematch with undefeated Maywood/Hayes Center Tuesday.
    Playing at Hayes Center, WP took the first set 25-16. The Broncos finished off the set with a Payton Yearous block and an Alexa Sandman ace.
    A dominant streak of four kills and an ace gave the Broncos 8-5 in the second set.
    The Raiders erased a four point deficit and the set went back-and-forth. Overall there were 10 ties in the set. The Broncos trailed 18-22 until a kill by Peyton Cox and two ace serves from A. Sandman tied the game at 22. After a Raider kill, Yearous tied the game at 23. Medicine Valley had set point, 23-24, but couldn’t finish off WP. The Broncos earned set point with a kill and ace serve from Yearous. An MV attack error gave WP the 26-24 win.
    A block by Yearous, two kills from GraCee Goings, plus a kill from P. Cox, opened up a 12-5 advantage for the Broncos in the third set. WP was dominant in the 25-11 win and finished off the Raiders with a kill and ace from Haylee Sandman and kill by P. Cox.

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