The Hays High volleyball team continued its late-season surge Thursday, stretching its winning streak to 12 matches.
The Indians picked up two-set wins over Larned (25-19, 25-10) and La Crosse (25-9, 25-12) on senior day at Hays High to improve to 20-9 on the season.
"It's so fun," Hays High coach Christin Nunnery said of seeing her team catch fire. "The girls are actually just kind of playing their game. They realize their role right now — whether it's on the bench or on the court — and they're the biggest supporters of each other, which is really exciting to see."
Tasiah Nunnery led the Indians with 24 kills on the day while Hannah McGuire dished out 32 assists and Kallie Leiker had 11 digs.
"I want to say everybody played well today," Nunnery said. "Hannah McGuire went back and had quite a few serves in a row and Brooke Denning and Brooklyn Schaffer. On the front row, we also have Tasiah (Nunnery) and Jaysa Wichers swinging well, and Jaycee Dale as well."
The Indians celebrated six seniors — Dale, Wichers, McGuire, Leiker, Madyson Flax and Savannah Schneider.
"We started a little slow today. I think it was because the seniors knew it was their last time on their home court," Nunnery said. "Once they started going, it was really exciting."
Hays' streak started when the Indians won the last two matches of a quadrangular at home on Sept. 27. They then went 5-0 in the Great Bend Invitational last Saturday before winning a quad at Colby on Monday.
"We kind of went back to the same rotation we had last year with everybody back, and I think that was just the confidence shift that we needed in each player," Nunnery said.
The Indians will play in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Dodge City on Oct. 13.