RANGELY | The junior varsity lady Panthers were 1-1 this weekend: dropping to West Grand 0-2 but coming together to beat Vail Mountain in three sets Saturday. They worked very hard as a team and were able to come out on top with their first win of the season. Coach Toyne stated that she is very proud of what the girls were able to accomplish this week.
The lady Panthers lost two tough matches. Rangely traveled to West Grand on Thursday, April 8. Rangely started off a little slow trying to get going dropping the first set. The Panthers came out in the second and third set determine to change the outcome, but the fourth set had a different idea, dropping the set to the Mustangs. The fifth and final set did not favor the Panthers as they dropped the last set to lose the match. Leading the offensive for the lady Panthers was Maya Mercado with 11 kills and Aspen Low adding six kills. Low and Kyrah Phelps led with four aces apiece. Defensively, Emma Smith led with 22 digs.
On Saturday, April 10, Rangely traveled to Vail Mountain. The Panthers played well to take the first set. Sets two, three and four, the Panthers struggled in terminating play. Mercado led with eight kills with Low adding four kills. Adelynn Halcomb led the team with five aces. Phelps led the defense with 12 digs and Ryan Mergleman with 10 digs. Coach Cox said even though the Panthers lost both matches, they are growing and getting better each match and she is proud of the work the girls are putting in.
Rangely will have a busy week traveling to Grand Valley on Tuesday, traveling to Hayden on Friday and hosting Hotchkiss on Saturday.
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