Saturday, September 9, 2017
Bangor High School
Watervliet High School
The Lady Panthers started play at 8am Saturday morning with pool play against Michigan Lutheran. Panther came out strong and won the match 25-16, 28-26. Match two of pool play the Panthers played Decatur, the first game Decatur won 14-25. In game two the Panthers took an early 9-4 lead over Decatur but Decatur inched their way back in the game till the score reached 22-22 and then won the match 22-25.
In the final pool play game the Panthers entered a battle against Class B, Paw Paw. Both games were exciting and kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Game one the Panthers took the win from Paw Paw 25-22. Game two the Panthers kept the momentum going and took an early lead 15-6 but Paw Paw wasnât going to give up easy and they battled back bringing the score to 23-23. The final score ended up being 28-30 with Paw Paw winning game two but head to head with match scores the Panthers won by one point 53-52.
Finishing up pool play the Panthers were seeded in the top eight championship bracket. In the semifinal game the Pantherâs would play South Haven. South Haven took the match in two games, 12-25, 15-25, eliminating the Panthers from the tournament. Despite losing in the semifinals the Panthers showed a strong offence and aggressive defense though out the tournament. Seniors Jaelyn Pitre led with 57 assist, Zoe Smith led with 23 kills and 18 digs. Kara Liles had 20 kills including 9 kills during the second game of the Paw Paw match and 9 blocks for the day. Players Brenna Langston and Zoe Smith both had 4 aces for the day. Junior Elaine Koshar led the team with 11 blocks.
Tournament Total Stats
Jaelyn Pitre 57 assist, 2 kills, 2 digs
Zoe Smith 23 kills, 4 aces 18 digs, 1 block
Kara Liles 20 kills, 4 digs, 9 blocks
Emma Armstrong 1 assist, 5 kills, 3 aces, 12 digs
Elaine Koshar 9 kills, 2 digs, 11 blocks
Caley Simmons 2 aces, 14 digs
Grace Smith 1 ace, 14 digs
Brenna Langston 4 aces, 2 digs
Mikalah Clay 1 ace, 7 digs, 4 blocks