The JV Volleyball team made the trip to River Valley to participate in an invitational. They started the day against host River Valley. After a slow start, the team started to find their groove, winning game one 25-17. Game two started with a bit of back and forth, but five points by Aaliyah Hinch and four from Emilie Filmore gave the Panthers the win 25-12. Up next was Colon, and the Panthers controlled the pace from the start. Addison Riley served up a five point run, followed by seven more points from Abbi Roberts which sealed game one, 25-15. Long serving runs again set the pace in game two. Six more points from Addison Riley, and four from Allie Pline contributed to the 25-16 win.
As the first seed into bracket play, the Panthers came up against the Gobles Tigers. A true battle, going three games, this match was some of the best volleyball of the day. After falling behind, 5-11, the Panthers battled back to win game one 25-23. Game two was extremely intense with both teams having an 8 point run (served up for Watervliet by Aaliyah Hinch) but the Panthers fell short 22-25. Passing and communication proved to be a problem in game three and Watervliet lost 10-15.
The girls showed tremendous improvement and refused to stop fighting for the win. They are going to be exciting to watch this season.
Abbi Roberts: 3 Kills, 4 aces, 1 dig, 19 points
Aaliyah Hinch: 1 Kill, 8 assists, 8 aces, 3 digs, 24 points
Allie Pline: 3 Kills, 4 aces, 2 digs
Emilie Fillmore: 4 aces, 11 points
Addy Riley: 4 kils, 9 aces, 2 blocks, 25 points
Darian Williams: 4 kills, 3 aces
Grace Weckwerth: 3 kills, 1 aces, 4 digs
Kyah Sexton: 9 kills, 2 blocks