The Panthers came out on fire, winning the first two sets over WC 25-22 and 25-11. Game 3, Hesperia lost 16-25. In Game 4, the Panthers fell short 22-25 followed by a 6-15 loss in game 5. Senior Alyssa Miller led the Panthers with 12 kills followed by Emily Bayle with 10 kills. Isabelle Rumsey and Ally Bayle added 7 and 6 kills to the Panther attack. Kyra Sayer and Aria Thomas had 17 and 15 assists respectively. Miller served up 13 points and with 2 aces, Ally and Emily Bayle both served 11 points each and 2 aces each. Rumsey served 5 points and 2 aces.
Defensively, Rachel Romero led in blocks with 3. Ally and Emmy Bayle each had 2 blocks, Rumsey had 2 blocks, and Miller had 1 block on the night for the Panthers.
Miller had 16 digs, E. Bayle 8 digs, and Thomas 6 digs.
For White Cloud Isabel Karnes led the team with 24 points, followed by Olivia Bowman with 9. Bowman also led in kills with 17, followed by Alexis Strait with 10. Strait also helped drive the offense with 30 assists and led the team on defense with 27 digs, while Bowman chipped in 22. The win brings White Cloud's record to 22-4 "We look to improve that on Monday when we host Hart," said Coach Desirae Strait. " A huge thank you to our wonderful students section. They have been providing support to our team each and every game"
The Panthers fall to 21-11 and 5-2 in the conference. Hesperia will be back at it on Saturday at Shelby on October 6th and then play their final home league match on Tuesday, October 9th at home in their "Senior Night" game against Lakeview.
The Grant Tigers faced league foe the Fremont Packers in their Tuesday night match in Fremont. The Tigers made quick work on the night winning in three straight sets; 25-11, 25-17 25-13. Senior Olivia Keelean and Kylie Patton led the team with 11 kills each, Nicole Whan added 36 assists, Jill Arends chipped in 16 digs while Kirstyn Throop picked up 12 digs. Catherine Geers led the team in aces with 3 and Kylie Patton added 4 blocks on the night. A well balanced night for the team brings this season to 29-8-2 and undefeated in league play. The Tigers play again Thursday night at Jenison against Jenison, North Pointe Christian, and Portage Central starting at 5:00