Lady Panthers fight hard against Soroco, Manila

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RANGELY I On Friday, Oct 8, Panther volleyball hosted the Soroco Rams for Homecoming. The JV team fought hard against the Rams, winning in three sets: 24-26, 25-21 and 15-6. Karlee Halcomb led Rangely’s serving game with five aces and Lexi LeBleu was not far behind with three aces. Kaitlyn Cox led the team for kills with five. LeBleu, Miah Wren and Emmeree Wagner had two kills each. Kristiana Terry led the team with 14 digs followed closely behind by K. Halcomb with 10 digs. 

Varsity struggled a little with the Soroco offense. The lady Panthers fought hard but fell to the Rams 3-0 (13-25, 16-25 and 19-25). Senior Aspen Low led the Panther offense with six kills and a serving ace. Junior Kyrah Phelps and freshman Miley Chism also had some success on offense with a few kills and aces each. Morgan Ellis racked up 12 assists as she moved the ball around to the hitters. On the defensive side, senior Adelynn Halcomb had 20 digs followed by Phelps and sophomore Emma Smith each with nine digs. Low ended the match with seven blocks.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Panthers hosted Manila, Utah. The JV team beat Manila in two sets, 25-19 and 25-17. Terry led serving with five aces and LeBleu had four aces. LeBleu and Wren each had six kills and Wagner had three kills. LeBleu had three solo blocks. Terry had 21 digs and Wren was close behind with 12 digs. 

Panther varsity also found success against the Manila Mustangs winning the match 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, and 25-8). Offense and defense were firing on all cylinders. Chism scored nine serving aces. Ellis ended the day with 19 assists and eight digs. She managed to move the ball around to many different attackers. Phelps led the attack with eight kills closely followed by Chism, Annika Cantrell, and Ashlynn Ducey each with six kills. Low led the front line of defense with five solo blocks. She was backed by A. Halcomb who ended the day with 30 digs. 

The lady Panthers have another big weekend ahead hosting the West Grand Mustangs on Friday, Oct. 15 starting at 5 p.m. and traveling to Baggs, Wyoming, on Saturday.

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