Thursday, October 26, 2017
South Haven High School
Watervliet High School
The Panthers finished their season in South Haven tonight with a quad against 3 tough teams. They started with Vicksburg, who was the best team in the gym. A slow start in game one put the Panthers behind, and even a run of serves by Susanna VanLente couldn’t put Vicksburg in reach. The second game got off to a much better start, and the Panthers started to show that they could handle the pace Vicksburg was setting. 6 serves by Serena Reyna evened the score at 17, but they were unable to finish and fell 20-25.
Match 2 pitted the Panthers against South Haven. We haven’t seen them since the first week of the season, and the team was determined to show how much they had improved. The first game was a back and forth battle, with Tekoa Marshall serving 5 points to give the Panthers a small lead. Ultimately the Rams won 20-25. In game 2, one great server shook the Panthers confidence and they were never able to recover, falling 5-25.
The final match of the night was a rematch with Saugatuck. The team was determined to beat the Indians again. They proved that determination when they fell behind 16-21, and battled back to 23-21 behind some great serving by Serena Reyna. The team dug in, and won 25-23. In Game 2, it was Abbi Roberts who went on a serving run, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Panthers fell 23-25. Determined to win, the team never made it through a full rotation as tough serving from Tekoa, Maddie Wilkinson and Serena Reyna kept the Indians off balance and gave the Panthers the win 15-11.
It was great way to end the season, and to show how much these girls have learned and improved. Congratulations on a fantastic season ladies!
Susanna VanLente 2 kills 4 aces 4 digs 2 blocks
Adriyanna Winters 3 kills 2 assists
Serena Reyna 1 kill 8 assists 4 aces 1 dig
Grace Weckwerth 1 kill 2 digs
Abbi Roberts 3 kills 6 aces 5 digs
Darian Williams 8 kills 1 assist 1 block
Kristen Gardiner 1 kill 4 assists 11 digs
Tekoa Marshall 5 kills 5 aces 11 digs
Maddie Wilkinson 4 aces 13 digs