DODGE CITY — Get out the brooms — it’s a clean sweep for the Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade volleyball squads.
GBMS A TEAM — The GBMS A-team swept five matches starting with Garden City Horace Good 15-10, 15-7 followed by Dodge City Comanche 15-4, 15-10. The Panthers outlasted Dodge City Middle School 15-4, 15-12. GBMS outlasted Pratt Liberty 15-11, 15-11. GBMS defeated Garden City Ken Henderson 15-7, 15-7.
Ashton McMillen led the team in ace serves with 7 followed by Lauryn Davis (6), Emilee Hall (5), Paige Thexton (5), Macy Nachtigal (3), Makenzie Premer (3) and Mersadie Spray (1). Hall had 13 kills followed by Premer (12) and Thexton (6). Spray, Davis and Rylee Prilling combined for 36 assists.
“When Macy Nachtigal pulled a muscle in her quad in the first match, the girls stepped up and showed desire,” said GBMS coach Michelle Barber. “I’m proud of these and their never-give-up attitude.”
GBMS B TEAM — The GBMS B-team started out on a roll beating Horace Good 15-8, 15-12 and DC Comanche 15-8, 15-7 before falling to DC Middle School 17-15, 15-13.
“The girls let down and with volleyball being a game of momentum just couldn’t get it back on their side against the Cardinals,” said coach Jo Smith.
The Lady Panthers bounced back to beat Pratt 15-8 and 15-10 before rallying past Ken Henderson 15-11, 2-15, 16-14 for the championship.
Kaylin Wahlmeier and Maleigha Ribordy led the team in ace serves. Taylor Lashley and Brittan Webb led the spiking.