Larks open season with pair of home wins

The Hesston College volleyball team opened its 2014 schedule with a pair of convincing wins in a home triangular on Sat., August 23.

After beating Friends University JV (Wichita, Kan.) in four games (25-21, 25-17, 18-25, 25-14), Hesston capped off the day with a three-game win (25-17, 25-21, 25-11) over Bethel College JV (North Newton, Kan.).

In the opener, freshman hitter Christy Swartzendruber (Shickley, Neb.) led the way with nine kills and 13 digs. Sophomore Samantha Rimann (Liberty Hill, Texas) had 37 digs. Casey Perez (Kalona, Iowa) had 29 assists.

Against Bethel, Rimann (36) and Perez (21) again led in digs and assists, while Brooke Hershberger (Goshen, Ind.) and Karli Rodriquez (Harker Heights, Texas) each had seven kills.

Hesston Volleyball hosts a 6:30 p.m. match against Bethany College JV (Lindsborg, Kan.) on Wednesday, Aug. 27.