Volley Against Violence this weekend
Hesperia traveled to Middleville on Saturday to face some great competition and began by winning the first three games against Loy Norrix, Delton-Kellogg, and Holland. After the break, Panthers split with host Thornapple-Kellogg sending the team into their next match against Kenowa Hills with both squads sporting a 7 and 1 record and tied or the lead in the tourney. The Knights took the first game and after falling behind the Panthers battled back before coming up just short by a 26-28 score to the eventual champs. The battle for third place went to Tri County and Hesperia ended the day in 4th place with an overall 3-2-1 tournament record.
The Lady Panthers, season record is 26-15-1, with a 6-2 conference record. They will travel to Kent City on Wednesday then hosting the 7th annual Volley Against Violence Tournament on Saturday the 20th.
Alyssa Miller led the team in kills on Saturday with 29, followed by sisters Emily and Ally Bayle with 23 and 22 respectively. Rachel Romero had 16 kills on the day. Kyra Sayer had 41 assists and Aria Thomas had 30 assists. Defensively, Miller led with 3 blocks, Emily Bayle and Isabelle Rumsey had 2 blocks, Romero, Ally Bayle, and Cara Frees finished with a block apiece. Emily Bayle led with 58 digs, Miller 43 digs, Sierra Cechura and Thomas had 23 and 21 digs respectively. At the serving line, Ally Bayle had 13 aces, Thomas 5 aces, and Frees 4 aces. Emily Bayle, Rumsey, and Miller each added 3 aces for the team