The Panthers traveled to Kalamazoo tonight to take on the Hackett Irish. Game one started with the score going back and forth as the Panthers struggled with serving and controlling the pace of the game. Even after Alexis Hoadley ran off 4 points in a row twice, they fell 22 -25. Game 2 was completely different. The Panthers came out in charge, and never allowed Hackett to get in the game. Led by 9 points from Abby Whorton and 5 from Essie Zuniga, they evened the score 1-1 by winning 25-10.
The team jumped out to a 9-4 lead in game 3, before letting the Irish even up the score. Pushing hard and serving well, the Panthers won game 3 15-10.
Marleigh Schultz 2 kills 3 aces 3 digs
Essie Zuniga 1 ace 5 digs
Lauren Laws 2 blocks
Abby Whorton 1 kill 5 aces
Aleah Sexton 2 kills 2 digs
Tia Caldwell 2 digs
Alexis Hoadley 2 kills 7 assists 4 aces 1 dig