By Jeremy Lanthorn
Thursday March 11, 2021 saw the Huskies of Sherman County taking on the Wheeler Co. Eagle Loggers—a co-op team comprised of Mitchell, Spray and Fossil schools.
Sherman jumped out to an early lead off a service error from Wheeler Co., followed by a Sherman ace and a kill from senior Mercedez Cardona. The Huskies never looked back. A young team this year, they have at times struggled to find a way to stay in their winning groove. On Thursday, they never took their foot off the gas.
Varsity won in three straight sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-21) and the Sherman JV won in two sets (25-10 and 25-17). The Huskies were led by the play of their leader and lone senior, Mercedez Cardona. They also saw sizeable contributions from their young players juniors Allie Marker and Cali Johnson, sophomores Natalie Martin, and Emily Lesh, as well as Freshman Kaalex Peters.
While Sherman was strong in all aspects of the game their serving was exceptionally good. They were able to reel off several runs of unanswered points thanks to accurate hard serves.
Coach Karissa Gorham said she “thought all the girls played really good tonight.” She also remarked that once “we started to win the momentum just kind of took over.”
Despite their youth the Huskies are beginning to come together as a team and play to their potential. Next up Sherman will travel to Bickleton on Tuesday 3/16 for a 5:00 PM game