The Lady Swede volleyball team continues to dominate on the court, winning the Perkins County Triangular on Sept. 28 and the Gothenburg Triangular on Oct. 2.
Despite a handful of injuries that have taken key players out of the lineup, the Swedes aren’t missing a beat and Coach Bryson Mahlberg says that is something his team has done tremendously well.
“We tell our players all the time that you have to be ready when your time is called,” he said. “This group does a fantastic job of steppin in wherever our team needs them.”
Mahlberg went on to say that the trust the team has with one another and the coaching staff is something that really helps them to consistently play well regardless of who is on the court.
“I am more than confident to put our players out there,” he said. “We talk a lot about trusting our training and being confident in ourselves and we are seeing that.”
Gothenburg hosted Ord and Holdrege on Oct. 2 at Gothenburg High School for a triangular.
The Swedes took on Ord in the first match of the day, beating the Lady Chants in two sets, 25-11, 25-11.
Aubrey O’Hare had eight kills, three ace serves, two blocks and 11 assists.
Emily Cornwell had 11 digs and Kaileigh Gilligan added two blocks.
The second match of the day saw the Swedes take on the Lady Dusters.
Holdrege put up a bit of a fight in the first set but the Swedes overcame to win 25-19, and took the second set handily, 25-13.
Clara Evert had eight Kills and Tayrn O’Hare added six.
Logan Hilbers was 17-17 in serving with three ace serves.
Ava Weyers registered two blocks and Cornwell had 11 digs.
On Sept. 28 at the Perkins County Triangular, the Swedes made quick work of their opponents.
In the game against Chase County, Gothenburg took the first set handily, 25-14.
The second set came down to three points with the Swedes earning the match win, 25-22.
Evert registered eight kills and Taryn O’Hare and Aubrey O’Hare each had five.
Aubrey O’Hare was 12-12 in serving with four ace serves.
Tayrn O’Hare and Carly Jensen each had three blocks while Kynlee Strauser had 10 digs.
Aubrey O’Hare had 10 assists.
Gothenburg also squared off against the Perkins County Plainsmen, winning both sets 25-9, 25-17.
The Swedes prepare for another week of triangulars, hosting Lexington and McCook at GHS on Oct. 7.
Mahlberg said that during the long stretch of multiple games per night and in a week’s span, the coaching staff is really stressing the importance of self-care.
“This team knows the importance of every game we play,” he said. “We stress the importance of taking care of our bodies during this stretch of games. We take time in the gym and after practice to make sure our girls are in the best possible position to succeed on game day.”
The Gothenburg Triangular against Lexington and McCook begins at 4:30 p.m. at Gothenburg High School.
Varsity games will be played in the south gym and junior varsity games will be played in the north gym.