RANGELY | The lady Panthers had another busy weekend with three matches in as many days. The junior varsity team had a mixed start to their season losing to both Little Snake River Valley (Baggs, Wyoming) and South Park 2-0 but pulling out a win in the league match against Caprock 2-1. Freshman Kiley Goshe led the team with the strongest stats over the weekend both on offense and defense, with seven aces, two kills, 12 assists, and 11 digs to her name. Fellow freshman Kyrah Phelps dominated the net with seven kills. The JV Panthers were very strong defensively with an average of 17 digs per match including strong contributions from sophomores Angelina Peck and Bailey Tucker, as well as freshmen Phelps, Goshe, Kenzie Satterly and Kristiana Terry. Mackenzie Manchester also had a strong debut weekend assisting her team on both sides of the ball.
The varsity fared better than the younger members of the team, improving their record to 4-3 with a loss to Baggs 1-3, and wins over South Park and Caprock, 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. The varsity lady Panthers are definitely finding their stride with strong team chemistry. They are led by three seniors: Andrea Knight (outside hitter), Zoey Peck (DS), and Hannah Wilkie (middle blocker). Those three are backed up by juniors Kacie Lapp (outside hitter) and Megan Ward (right side). But these upperclassmen wouldn’t get far without the support and effort of sophomores Chloe Goshe (setter), Adelynn Halcomb (DS), Shauna Lapp (right side), and Aspen Low (middle blocker). Offense stat leaders over the three matches include Goshe with 10 aces total, Kacie Lapp with 17 kills total, Wilkie with 14 kills total, and Low with 13 kills total. On the defense side Wilkie led in blocks with five, while Kacie Lapp had 35 total digs with Halcomb not far behind with 20 total digs.
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