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Great Bend volleyball sweeps three matches
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Great Bend Panthers Sydney Unruh (15), Rachel Panzer (18), Jenna Mauler (11), Jayden Johnson (2) and Alyssa Herter (4) celebrate a winning point at Dodge City.

DODGE CITY — Great Bend swept Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City and finished off Spearville and Kiowa County with six perfect sets Tuesday.

GB downed Spearville 25-18, 25-19, Kiowa County 25-8, 25-15 and Dodge City 25-12, 26-24 to complete a perfect night. The Panthers rallied from a 19-13 deficit against Dodge City to steal the second set. 

“The girls were down 19-13 to Dodge City in the second set and battled back to take the win 26-24,” said Great Bend coach Shelly Duvall. “Every point was strategically earned because the girls were reading the other team’s defense so well. It was really impressive to watch and so fun to be a part of.” 

Duvall said the starters were backed up by role players off the bench.

“Our girls played so well,” she said. “Our serve receive passing allowed us to run a quick and fun offense.

The Panthers travel to Larned to play the Indians and Ulysses Thursday.  


DODGE CITY—Great Bend def. Dodge City, 25-12, 26-24; Great Bend def. Kiowa County, 25-8, 25-14; Great Bend def. Spearville, 25-18, 25-19;Dodge City def. Kiowa County, 25-13, 25-17; Dodge City def. Spearville, 18-25, 25-9, 25-22

HAVEN—*Haven def. Hoisington, 17-25, 25-22, 25-17; Haven def. St. John, 25-18, 25-18; Hoisington def. St. John, 25-21, 25-17

LYONS—Lyons def. Larned, 25-14, 25-15; Lyons def. Chaparral, 25-19, 25-9; Chaparral def. Larned, 25-7, 25-22 

SMOKY VALLEY—Nickerson def. Smoky Valley 25-14, 25-17; Nickerson def. Wichita Defenders, 25-12, 25-12; Smoky Valley def. Wichita Defenders, 25-13, 25-4

STAFFORD—Ness City def. Mackville, 25-27, 25-28,25-16; Ness City def. Stafford, 25-18, 25-13; Macksville vs. Stafford

VICTORIA—Ellinwood def. Otis-Bison, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20; Ellinwood def. Victoria, 25-21, 25-13; Otis-Bison def. Victoria, 25-20, 25-22