CHAPMAN — The Abilene High School Cowgirl volleyball team traveled to intra-county rival Chapman Tuesday night and came home with a 25-11, 25-9 North Central Kansas League victory.
The Cowgirls jumped out in the first game of the match and did not let Chapman take any lead. The Lady Irish were able to lead 1-0 in the second game, but Abilene shut the door after that.
“Abilene is just a really strong, intimidating team,” Chapman coach Nicole Howard said. “I felt like our girls played them much stronger this year than what we did last year at this time. We actually got some sets up on our side and get some attacks back at them.”
The Cowgirls’ Alexis Dutt made the first Abilene run when she stepped to the service line with Abilene having a 4-2 lead and did not leave the service line until Abilene was up 8-2.
“I think we served the ball really tough and they really struggled in serve receive,” Abilene coach Mike Jantz said. “I thought we executed pretty well and we just played our game which is what we wanted to do when we came over here.”
In the second game Jessica Geist was the server that put Abilene in control as Geist went to the service line with the Cowgirls leading 3-2 and did not leave until the score was 9-3.
The Cowgirls are back in action Saturday when they play in the Southeast of Saline Invitational.