Eden Hiebert swings for a kill in Hutchinson's 3-0 sweep of Garden City on Saturday at the Sports Arena (Casey Bailey/Blue Dragon Sports Information
Eden Hiebert swings for a kill in Hutchinson's 3-0 sweep of Garden City on Saturday at the Sports Arena (Casey Bailey/Blue Dragon Sports Information

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Three players hit better than .440 as the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team got back to the .500 mark for the season on Saturday as the Blue Dragons earned a Jayhawk West season of Garden City at the Sports Arena.

The Blue Dragons defeated the Broncbusters 25-10, 25-8, 25-17 to improve to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk Conference. Garden City falls to 0-14 and 0-4 on league play. The Blue Dragons travel to Butler on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. match in the Power Plant.

Freshman outside hitter Eden Hiebert posted a season-high .542 attack percentage with 14 kills on 24 swings and only one error. Hiebert added a season-high four ace serves.

Sophomore right-side hitter Elena Takova hit .444 with 9 kills on 18 attacks with one error. Freshman Tara Davis added six kills on .500 hitting.

The Blue Dragons out-hit Garden City 46-18 in the three-set match.

Sophomore Lexi Hogan had six kills and freshman middle Chloe Partridge had four kills and a pair of aces. Partridge saw her first action of the season after turning to the lineup because of an injury.

Sophomore setter Cassidy Crites had 17 assists, while sophomore Payton Gawith added 14 assists.

Sophomore libero Raychel Reed had 18 digs and a pair of aces. Sophomore defensive specialist Claira Creach had nine digs.

The Blue Dragons had eight service aces to Garden's two. Both teams had two blocks each.

Kaylee Line had eight kills to lead Garden City.

Set 1: A Lauren Willson kill gave Hutch an early 7-3 lead, but the Busters scored three-straight to pull within one. A Delilah Vigil kill and a Vigil/Takova stuff block ignited to the Blue Dragons for a 9-2 run and a 17-8 lead after Garden City was called for a net violation. With Hutch up 19-10 in the third, Willson tallied two more kills to close out the set. Hutch had 15 kills to Garden's three in the opening set. Hutch errors provided the Busters seven points in the set.

Set 2: The Blue Dragons had early leads of 4-0, 7-3 and 9-4 in the second set. A Busters double block pulled them within 9-6 before Hutch exploded again, this time with a 13-1 run. Back-to-back Hiebert kills gave Hutch a 12-6 lead. Then Partridge went on a nine-point service run. Hiebert, who had seven kills in the second set, slammed one down to make it 23-7 and capped a nine-point Partridge service run. Takova's kill ended the set at 25-8

Set 3: Hutch led 9-5, but Garden City had had three-straight kills to pull within 9-8. Hiebert had a kill and ace serve to top a 7-0 Hutch run to lead 16-8. With the Dragons up 19-10, Garden reeled off five in a row to pull within 19-15. Back-to-back Partridge kills made it 21-15 and Takova finally closed the set with a kill to close it at 25-19.