RANGELY I On Tuesday, Sept. 7 the Rangely volleyball team traveled to Cedaredge.
The lady Panthers White team came away with the win again against the Cedaredge Bruins C Team. It was a very exciting game with some players coming alive in their play that we haven’t seen much of before. Ella Patch, playing in her first full match as a White team starter, came away with several kills as an outside hitter. Leading scorers were Kaitlyn Cox with 12 earned points including four aces, Jade Miller with four earned points, three aces and several kills and Audy Ryder with six earned points including one ace.
The Panther defense was also strong: Whitney Rusher, Bailey Tucker and Audy Ryder worked hard in the back row to make sure nothing hit the floor. These ladies played hard, and it paid off, bring a win home to Rangely.
The JV team lost the first set 25-15, won the second set 26-24 and lost the third set 15-9. The girls had some great volleys and plays. We were able to block their heavy hitter and shut her down a few times. Defense had great digs and passes and worked really hard to keep the ball alive. Lexi LeBleu had a great kill out of the middle on an overpass from the other team and Emeree Wagner had two amazing solo blocks.
Varsity took to the floor and came out ready to play and beat Cedaredge in four sets. The lady Panthers found their stride and didn’t look back. Offensively the placed their hits and found the open holes. Morgan Ellis did a great job moving the ball around to all the hitters. Defensively the blockers did their jobs well and back row didn’t let very many balls hit the floor. Miley Chism led the Panthers with four aces with Morgan Ellis chipping in three. Kyrah Phelps led the offensive with 12 kills with Aspen Low and Miley Chism adding five apiece. Aspen Low had nine blocks at the net while Adelynn Halcomb dug up the ball 42 times.
The lady Panthers have a busy weekend starting Thursday traveling to Caprock and then on Saturday traveling to Meeker.
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