Loss at district ends
The Platte County Lady Pirate volleyball teams
season came to an end Oct. 25 with a tough loss in the
Platte County fell to the number one seeded St. Teresas
The Lady Pirates soundly defeated Smithville in the first
round of district play on Oct. 23, by scores of 15-6,
Smithville had trouble with our serves and never
really mounted an attack, said head coach Kathy
Hatfield. We played well as a team.
Senior Megan Nichols and junior Tara Porter had eight
points apiece, and senior Julie Cook contributed seven
of her own.
Nichols led in spikes with nine good, and she had two
kills, and two ace dinks. Sophomore Brea Schockey led
the team in kills with five on seven good spikes. Schockey
also had two ace blocks.
Senior Erin McPherson 6 good spikes and led with 12 settable
passes. Porter had eight assists to her teammates.
Cooks seven straight points in game two, led to
a quick victory for the Pirates.
Two days after the victory over Smithville, the Pirates
fell to St. Teresas to conclude their season.
They had defeated us earlier in the season and we
knew they had some powerful hitters, Hatfield said.
Again their frontline proved to be too tough for
us, but we did give them a challenge in game two.
Platte County had a strong serving night despite their
tough loses. The Pirates had 40 good serves compared to
only 1 bad serve.
Platte County also had a combined total of 6 ace blocks
and 14 total blocks, but still this was not enough to
overcome St. Teresas.
Nichols led the team with 11 good spikes, and 4 ace spikes.
McPherson followed with seven spikes, and they were followed
by Schockey and junior Cassie Philipi who had five each.
McPherson led with 15 settable passes. Porter had 8 assists
and 32 good sets.
Nichols and junior Amanda Cole combined for four saves.
It was disappointing to end the season, but we
played well and were defeated by a good team, said
Hatfield. We are proud of our MEC Conference title
and hope to defend it next season and make another challenge
The Pirates will lose five productive seniors to graduation.
They will lose Nichols, Cook, McPherson, Jessica McCammon,
and Kecia Willoughby.
Platte County finished their season with a 14-15-1 record
Two of the Lady Pirates were also voted to the All District
team. Nichols received First Team All District Honors
and Porter received Second Team All District Honors.