Volleyball: Ansley-Litchfield picks up two more wins

Ansley-Litchfield kept their strong season going with two more wins- one over South Loup Sept. 28 and one over Amherst Tuesday night. Against Amherst, the Spartans took the win in straight sets (25-12, 25-14, 25-11). Taylor Pickar was 10-10 on kill attempts with seven aces while Lindsy Siegel chipped in eight aces on a 12-13 killing attempt. Falicia Shepardson had a productive day as well, securing four kill aces on an 8-11 performance. Kaitlin Kratzer and Kayla Reynolds were on top of their setting game, totaling six and four assists respectively. They combined to go 26-26 on setting attempts. Siegel, Kratzer and Pickar went a combined 9-13 on block attempts with one block ace each. Serving was another strong point for Ansley-Litchfield. They connected on 66 out of 72 attempts and eight players had at least once serving ace. Kratzer and Reynolds lead the way with four and three respectively. Against South Loup, it was a key timeout in the first set that helped turn the tide for the entire match. The Bobcats held a 19-13 lead in the first set, but after a timeout by coach Pat Hoblyn, Shepardson took over the serve and helped the Spartans go on a 12-0 run to win the set 25-19. South Loup was unable to recover and lost the second set 25-11 and the third set 25-12. “I was really nervous, but all I could think about was the donut,” Pickar said. “It was so open on them. I was just thinking about getting it over the net." To read the rest of the article, check out the Oct. 4 edition of the Custer County Chief