Crete, NE – The Hastings College volleyball team made quick work of the Doane Tigers on Wednesday night winning in straight sets 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 to open up Great Plains Athletic Conference play. Set one began pretty much as expected which was back and forth as the teams came in with only one loss between them on the season. After Doane made it 20-18, the Broncos would then take advantage of three Doane errors, a kill from Casey Krolikowski and a service ace from Sage Meyer to round out the first set 25-18. Game two had a much different feel to it as Hastings wasted little time opening up a lead. Leading 3-2, Logan Drueppel would took the quick set from Katie Placke and hammered it home for the kill. Then kills from Krolikowski and Meyer followed by a service ace from Mikayla Bax made it 7-2 forcing a Tiger timeout. From there Hastings would open up a lead that would reach 10 points at 17-7 before winning the set 25-17.
In set three, Doane came out swinging opening up a 5-1 lead but the Lady Broncos would not let Doane back into the match quickly erasing the lead and following a Krolikowski kill, HC took a 10-9 lead. Hastings would take control of set three with a Meyer kill, an Emily Filsinger service ace, a kill from Andrea Jameson and then back-to-back service aces from Filsinger to lead 18-13 before Doane could right the ship. Filsinger finished the night with a career high five service aces. Sage Meyer had three service aces to go along with her seven kills for the match. Krolikowski led the way for the Broncos with eight kills while Jennnifer Klaudt added seven kills. Logan Drueppel finished with six kill while hitting .357. Katie Placke led the team with 15 assists and added three kills.
Hastings held the Tigers to just .083 hitting while hitting .223 themselves. The Lady Broncos are now 4-0 (1-0) on the year and will be back in action hitting the road to take part in the Bellevue Labor Day Classic beginning with No. 17 Madonna Friday Sept. 2 with first serve set for 11:00 a.m. in Bellevue, NE.