Crook County is dominant in easy win over Redmond

The Crook County Cowgirls were nearly flawless as they cruised past the Redmond Panthers Thursday night in Intermountain Hybrid volleyball action.

The Cowgirls, who are now 11-0 on the season used tough serving and a withering attack to blast the Panthers 25-3, 25-13, 25-11.

“It was unbelievable — absolutely flawless,” Crook County Head Coach Rosie Honl said of the first set of the match. “I haven’t seen them play so perfect in a long time.”

Most of the season, the Cowgirls have relied on hitters Hannah Troutman, Kathryn Kaonis, and Karly Hollis to generate their offense.

According to Honl, the team went into the contest with Redmond planning to distribute the ball to more of their hitters.

“Our plan was to get the freshmen more involved in the offense,” she said. “We told the setters to spread the wealth.”

Troutman still led the Cowgirl attack blasting 13 kills in just 19 attempts. Kaonis added nine kills in 14 attempts, while Hollis finished with six kills. Laura Fraser had the best game of her young career, adding five kills in eight attempts, while Samantha Kaonis finished with three kills, and Jennifer Roth and Jennifer McCallister each finished with one.

Troutman led the Cowgirl defense with 13 digs, while Aspen Christiansen added 11. Abby Smith finished with 24 assists, while Kayla Hamilton had 10.

However, it was from the service line that the Cowgirls did much of their damage. The team finished with 13 aces, while making just nine errors in 73 attempts. Hollis led the team with four aces, Smith added three, and Troutman chipped in with two.

Despite the win, the Cowgirls dropped from first to second in the OSAA?power rankings.

The Cowgirls are on the road again on Tuesday when they travel to Redmond to take on the Ridgeview Ravens, who are currently ranked fourth in the state with a perfect 12-0 record. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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