(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)
SCOTT CITY -- Picking up their 18th straight win on Wednesday, the Scott City Lady Rams continued their undefeated season with a straight-set win over the Kennett Lady Indians 25-5, 25-5.
"We did a good of staying consistent, composed and not letting down," Scott City coach Erin Hoffman said. "We've been working on that a lot.
"The last three games we stayed pretty consistent all the way through and didn't let up, which is one of the big things we've been working on."
After running away with a 25-5 first set win, the Lady Rams wasted little time in jumping out to an early lead to start the second.
Taking a 5-1 advantage to start the game, Scott City got a kill from Katie Hogan and an ace Andrea Gray as part of four-point that pushed the Lady Rams' lead to 9-1.
Coming off a Kennett point on a missed serve, Scott City then rattled off another six straight points before a two-point Lady Indian rally that included an ace from Kenna Hounihan.
Starting with a Hogan block-for-point, however, the Lady Rams took the next seven straight points with Hogan capping the drive at 22-4 on an ace.
Following a missed serve on both sides of the net, Mikah Simpson slammed down a kill from center net to get the Lady Rams to match point. Down to their last opportunity, the Lady Indians sent a volley into one of the net post to end the game at 25-5.
With Scott City combining for 11 aces in two sets, Hoffman was pleased with how her girls performed behind the line.
"We have very smart serving tonight," said Hoffman. "I'm not one of those coaches that tells them where to serve. If the girls see it on their own I feel like that makes them a better player all around."
In helping the Lady Rams to another win, Hogan finished the night with eight kills, four blocks and two aces while Simpson contributed six kills, four aces, a block and an assist.
Andrea Gray and Megan McNeely had three and two aces respectively with Sydney Short leading the team in assists with 15.
On the junior varsity side, Scott City swept Kennett 25-19, 25-23.
Next up, Scott City will travel to Woodland to play the Lady Cardinals today at 6 p.m.