WOW! Is the best word to describe tonightâs match between the Watervliet Panthers and the Brandywine Bobcats.
The match between the Panthers and the Bobcats went an exciting 5 games! Game one Brandywine controlled the game and the Panthers battled hard but couldnât capture the lead. Final score for game one 22-25.
In game two the Panthers hit the reset button and came out ready to battle. Midway through the game the lead began to change back and forth. Panthers stayed tough and won game two, 25-23.
Game three the score once again stayed point for point throughout the game. Panther won game three 26-24.
In game four the Panthers kept an early lead when the score became 13-10, Brandywines tough serving became a challenge for the Panthers and Brandywine took the lead 13-17. But the Panthers didnât give up and battled back but fell short losing game four 23-25.
Game five the Panthers took an early lead with Mercede Daugherty staying behind the service line for 9 points to lead 9-0. The Panthers frontline players and tough defense held strong and did a great job keeping the lead. Panthers captured game five to win the match 3-2!
Kara Liles, Arianna Rowe, Katie Schultz and Mercede Daugherty blocking slowed down and many times stopped Brandywines offense. Tough defensive plays from Grace Smith, Logan Mizwicki, Zoe Smith, Mercede Daugherty and Maggie Lynch kept the Panthers in the game time after time.
Tonight’s win was truly a “Team Effort.”
Panthers play tomorrow night November 3rd at 7pm against Bridgeman for the District Title.
Mercede Daugherty 23 Assist, 4 Kills, 6 Blocks, 2 Aces, 12 Digs
Zoe Smith 5 Kills, 15 Digs
Kara Liles 1 Assist, 8 Kills, 8 Blocks, 1 Ace, 1 Dig
Logan Mizwicki 1 Assist, 9 Kills, 1 Block, 1 Ace, 20 Digs
Arianna Rowe 1 Assist, 5 Kills, 11 Blocks, 1 Ace, 4 Digs
Katie Schultz 2 Kills, 8 Blocks, 1 Ace, 4 Digs
Maggie Lynch 4 Aces, 5 Digs
Grace Smith 27 Digs