The Greenback volleyball team took their 20-5 record to Haven Tuesday in a league triangular with the Wildcats and the Lyons Lions.
Both of Pratt’s opponents were scrappy, hit well and led at different times, but the ladies put it together when they had to and came away with two victories to preserve their tie for second place in the league race.
The host Haven Wildcats played two close games with Pratt. The Greenbacks put some runs together late in the first set, defeating Haven 25-18.
Inconsistencies passing, setting, and hitting proved to be a much bigger problem in the second set and it was only aggressive serving from Savannah Buntemeyer, Jenson Maydew, and Hayden Pixler that allowed the Greenbacks to prevail in the second set, 28-26.
Pixler in particular had ice water in her veins, when, with Pratt down by 25-26, served three consecutive aces to clinch the set and match, 28-26.
Lyons, coming off a win against Sterling, one of the teams to defeat Pratt this year, proved to be a team that is capable of outstanding ball.
In both sets with Pratt they kept the game close. The Lions would bend but not break, returning hard-hit balls until the Greenbacks made errors. At one time the Lions led by four points until the ladies strung some runs together to put their opponents away 25-16, 25-16.
On Tuesday night the JV Greenback team added to 2 more wins to their 13-5 record in Haven. The first match of the night the ladies defeated the Haven Wildcats 25-21, 25-19. The next match the Greenbacks came out with more of a spark and out served Lyons winning, 25-11, 25-11.
The Lady Frogs return to the hardwood next Tuesday hosting a home triangular at 5 p.m., hoping to continue the recent roll they have been on.