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RBC | The lady Panthers were 2-1 last weekend. Rangely traveled to DeBeque on Friday, April 2. They started off strong and didn’t look back, sweeping the Dragons 3-0.
Leading the offensive for the lady Panthers was Aspen Low with eight kills and Maya Mercado right behind adding seven kills. Adelyn Halcomb contributed to the offensive with seven aces. Defensively, Emma Smith led with 10 digs and Ryann Mergleman with seven digs for the Panthers
On Saturday, April 3, Rangely hosted Caprock and Vail Christian. JV struggled early against Vail Christian and lost 0-2. Elyssa Byers led the team with five kills along with Kalysta Menzel adding in three. Kristiana Terr led the team with two aces with Byers and Menzel chipping in one apiece. JV then played Caprock trying to gain some momentum but lost 1-2. This was the first time they took a team to three sets. Byers once again led with five kills, with Menzel adding two kills. Menzel also had five aces for the match. Coach Toyne stated that she is looking forward to the second half of the season. Varsity also started off play against Vail Christian and struggled getting the offense going.
Too many errors to overcome and the Panthers dropped to Vail Christian in three sets. The Panthers played again right after to take on Caprock. Looking to come back from the last match, the Panthers looked much better. Leading the offensive was Mercado with 10 kills and Low adding in nine kills and assisted by Halcomb. Low and Halcomb also led with five aces a piece. Mercado led the team defensively with five solo blocks. Coach Cox said the Panthers “need to be consistent passers to have an offensive and we are getting there.”
Rangely will travel to West Grand on Thursday, April 8 and will also travel to Vail Mountain on April 10.
Special to The Herald Times