GOODLAND, Kan — It took almost three weeks but the Goodland Cowgirl volleyball team finally got to play in front of their home town fans on Thursday, going one and one in a triangular.
Match one put Goodland up against Norton. Goodland took set one 25-20 thanks to great outside hitting from junior Makayla Wolak & freshman Olivia Lehman. Norton responded in set two getting out to an early lead and GHS could never really get back into it falling 25-18 thanks in part to multiple passing and hitting errors.
Goodland would get down again early in set three, 4-0, but would get back and take the lead midway thru to 13-12. Wolak would string together a couple of aces to put Goodland up big, 21-14, but from that point forward the Bluejays would go on a 11-2 run and win set three once again in part to Goodland’s struggle passing the ball. Norton took the match two sets to one.
In match two of the evening, Goodland got off to a fast start once again in set one leading 6-2 over Dundy County, Nebraska and GHS would push that lead to 18-6 before Dundy Co. made a run of their own. But Goodland would hold on in the end to take set one, 25-19.
Set two was much more competitive between the two teams as they traded points all the way to 16-15 with Goodland on top. GHS would make it 22-20 before not being able to close out the Tiger who took set two 25-22.
Goodland once again played well to start set number three getting up 10-6 thank in part to a couple great kills from freshman Talexa Weeter. Goodland would keep the Tigers at a bay for the most part and win in the end 25-20 taking the match two sets to one.
With the nightly split, Goodland is now 3-5 on the season and will head to Russell to play in their tournament this Saturday.