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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Greenback volleyball continues roll

  • The Greensbacks traveled out to Ulysses Thursday to compete in a quadrangular with Hays, Garden City, and the host squad.
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  • The Greensbacks traveled out to Ulysses Thursday to compete in a quadrangular with Hays, Garden City, and the host squad.
    It was a chance for the team to compete with some larger schools and track progress.
    The first match was against the Hays Indians. The team made some early mistakes, due largely to high levels of adrenaline, but with stellar serving (60/61 with eight ace serves) and efficient passing, the Pratt team dominated the match winning 25-16, 25-3. Bailey Gillig had 5 aces.
    Jenson Maydew led the team in attacks, hitting 17/19 with ten kills. Jaci Kolm set 38/39 with eighteen assists.
    The Greenback's next opponent was 6A Garden City. The Buffaloes were tall, athletic and could hit in all positions. Add to that spot-on sets and aggressive floor coverage and Pratt was in for a fight.
    The match was a seesaw battle with neither team making a clean break, but it was Garden that made the fewer errors and defeated the Greenback's 21-25, 20-25. Lauren Rambat passed 23/25 had two digs and one save in the loss.
    The final match of the evening brought together two traditional rivals. Ulysses and Pratt have had many battles over the years, and the home team had just come off a narrow loss to Garden 29-27, 25-22.
    The stage was set for a classic. The first set was a pitched battle just like the Garden match, with the team having the fewer errors winning.
    Pratt took the first set 25-21. The Greenbacks would not relinquish that momentum, winning the second set and match 21-13.
    Bailey Gillig passed 18/20 had five digs and one save and Emily Hook served 11/11 with one ace in the victory.
    The Junior Varsity lost some close matches with Hays and Garden City but got their first victory of the new season against Ulysses.
    Pratt (12-4) takes on undefeated Hillsboro and neighbor Kingman at Kingman next Tuesday.

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