RANGELY I Rangely Panther volleyball saw post season play last weekend, traveling to Fowler to play Fowler and Yuma.
Rangely took on Fowler in the first match on Friday, Nov. 5. The Panthers played hard but just couldn’t find ways to terminate play in their favor. They took Fowler to four sets but fell shy of the win. Net play by Aspen Low and Annika Cantrell had Fowler looking at terminating play differently. Low had six blocks with Cantrell contributing five blocks. Also, defensively Adelynn Halcomb dug the ball well with 23 digs, with Kyrah Phelps, Kaitlyn Cox and Morgan Ellis adding in 11 digs apiece. Offensively, Low led with nine kills, and Miley Chism added in seven kills. Kaitlyn Cox led with three aces behind the service line and Low had 10 earned points behind the service line.
After losing to Fowler, Rangely played Yuma. Mental toughness to get over a loss and get back on the floor pushed the Panthers. Rangely came out wanting to show Yuma what they could do but fell short once again taking Yuma to five sets. Cox once again led the team in aces with three, while Halcomb led with 12 earned points behind the service line. Low led with 14 kills with Phelps adding in seven kills. Low and Cantrell made another big impact at the net with blocking, with seven and six blocks respectively. When Low and Cantrell weren’t able to block, Halcomb, Emma Smith, Ellis, Phelps and Cox stepped up and made great digs.
The Panthers had some youth on the court at times this season, but they pushed through to gain that experience. Coach Marybel Cox is sad to see these seniors go but is also excited for the future.
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