Hershey split two matches Tuesday at the Dundy County-Stratton triangular volleyball tournament in Benkelman.

The Panthers (17-9) lost their first match to the Dundy County-Stratton Tigers, 2-1.

Hershey took the first set 25-16 but the host team came back to win the next two, 25-20, 25-19, to gain the victory.

Hershey redeemed themselves against Perkins County, rolling past the Lady Plainsmen, 25-9, 25-11.

Dundy (14-6) finished the night with a 2-0 victory over Perkins County (3-18), coasting to 25-6 and 25-12 wins to claim the championship.

Hershey Coach Amy Beyer said the Dundy County game was frustrating.

“It was a very winnable game,” Beyer said. “We once again relaxed after a first set win and allowed our opponent to build confidence and momentum. As a result, we end up losing games we should be winning.”

The team performed well against Perkins County, she said. “It was a good ending to the night with steady and more focused play and the kids served well.”

Channing Holm was top server for the Panthers in the two games, going 20-21 with 20 points and five aces.

Kearsyn Engleman and Brittney Richardson each had 21 set assists.

Likewise, Emily Barr and Ashley Hassett shared spiking honors with 14 kills apiece.

Barr had four ace blocks and defensively Holm led the team with 14 digs.

Next, the Panthers travel Saturday to Grant for the Southern Platte Valley Association conference tournament.