Pratt High volleyball team continues on in post-season play.
The Greenback volleyball team traveled to Lindsborg on Tuesday to play Smoky Valley and Hesston.
They started out slow against Smoky Valley, losing the first set 18-25. Pratt began the second set sluggish as well, but pulled through to win the next two sets, 25-18 and 25-15.
In their next match, the Greenbacks beat Hesston in only two sets, 25-17 and 25-22. This is the first time Pratt has beat Hesston in the four years since head coach, Summer Younie, has been coaching.
“I felt we came out with much more intensity and fire against Hesston than we did against Smoky Valley,” said Younie.
These two wins gave the Greenbacks part of the CKL Championship. There is a three-way-tie between Pratt, Nickerson, and Hesston with each team going 8-1 in league play.
Younie said there were a few things this team still needs to work on before their tournament this Saturday.
“We really need to keep improving on our overall intensity and focus in matches. We tend to lose intensity and then we don’t pass or attack well,” she said. “Mental toughness has been our biggest obstacle all season.”
Pratt travels to Goddard High School to compete in a tournament Saturday against Andover, Cheney, Eisenhower, Garden Plain, Goddard, Haysville-Campus, and Wichita-North.