The score sheet shows a 3-0 conference victory for visiting South Hamilton, but the raw results cannot reveal the determination displayed by host Perry.
South Hamilton improved to 12-15 overall and 2-4 in HOIC play with Tuesday’s victory, while Perry slipped to 11-23 and 0-6. The match served as the annual Pink Out and Dig For a Cure to highlight the breast cancer awareness.
The Hawks appeared to be in complete control after soaring to an easy 25-10 win the first game. What followed were a pair of matches that were anything but a proverbial walk in the park.
Perry battled hard in the second set, only to fall, 30-28. Undeterred, the Jayettes fought on, eventually bowing out with a 26-24 loss in the third game of the match.
Peyton Tunik had 11 kills and Ashley Cerna eight for Perry, with Kathryn West scoring four kills, Jayna Kenney two and Kimberly Castillo and Taylor Atwell one each. Atwell provided 24 assists, with Addison Huntington and Callie Steva tallying one assist apiece.
Cerna’s 14 digs were a team-best, with Huntington adding eight digs. Valerie Contreras and Tunink recorded five digs apiece, Steva and Castillo three each and West one.
Perry served just 84 percent with eight aces. West led the way behind the line at 12-13-1 while Tunink was 9-9-2.
Cerna finished 8-11-1, Atwell 8-10-2, Castillo 3-3-1 and Kenney 2-2-1 while Steva was 11-of-12 and Huntington 0-for-2.
Perry will conclude their regular season Thursday by hosting Nevada. Seniors Castillo, Contreras, Kenney and Tunink will be honored prior to the match.