On Tuesday, JV volleyball hosted the McIntosh Chiefs in a best three out of five match. Although the Panthers showed some strengths, the Chiefs defeated the Panthers 3-0.
“Our hitting was phenomenal,” JV volleyball coach Shayne Thompson said. “The girls are doing a really good job communicating and helping each other to find our strengths and our weaknesses.”
A rapid back-and-forth point-scoring kicked off the first set, with neither team pulling more than one point ahead until the Lady Chiefs snagged a small lead over the Panthers. Their lead was short-lived as the Lady Panthers caught back up at 8-8. The Chiefs once again pulled ahead and continued racking up points until they won the set 25-16.
The second set mimicked the first, beginning with a close rally. The Lady Chief lead grew until they captured the second set 25-17.
In the third set, the Lady Panthers held on behind the Chiefs for a short time, but then fell behind and lost 25-15.
“I think we played really well on defense and executing the ball,” junior Liz Arnold said. “I think we need to work on our serves more.”
The Lady Panthers play Newnan High School on September 9.