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            HAYS – On the road at Hays did not slow down the Smoky Valley volleyball team on Tuesday as they scored two more convincing wins over Nickerson and Hays.

            With the two wins the Lady Vikings are now 10-1 for the season as they prep to travel Saturday to battle in the Southeast of Saline Invitational.

            In match one on Tuesday, Smoky Valley scored a straight set win over Nickerson with identical scores, 25-14, 25-14.

            Noelle Peters had a strong game serving, hitting 21/21 with four aces while Adrian Hazelwood dished out 15 assists and made six digs. Others with coach noted performances in the opening match were Hope Duncan recorded 13 kills and made five digs, Katja Blanchat recording seven kills and making six digs, plus Aspen Chaney with six digs.

            Against host Hays, the Lady Vikings played much the same as the first match, scoring another straight set win by scores of 25-17, and 25-15.

            Adrian Hazelwood led Smoky Valley against Hays by dishing out 16 assists, making eight digs and getting a pair of solo blocks. Hope Duncan chipped in with seven kills and 11 digs while Katja Blanchat made nine kills and four digs as well.

            “This was another strong effort for our ladies,” noted Lady Viking head coach Doug Schneider in his post-match comments. “I was pleased with our communication on the court after feeling like that has been an area that was lacking in our game, but they made improvements. We are playing really well together right now. I love watching how they play to make each other better.”

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