The Stockbridge volleyball team battled for two hard fought sets, but the wheels fell off in the third as the Panthers fell to Lansing Christian in straight sets Monday night 20-25, 23-25, 13-25.
The Panthers gave the Pilgrims all they could handle for two sets, behind the strong serving of Grace Hall.
Hall recorded three straight service points in the first set as the Panthers rallied to cut the lead to 21-20, but the Pilgrims scored the last four points to close out the set.
The second set saw Hall serve four straight points for a 18-13 lead, but the Pilgrims rallied. They would fight back to take a 23-21 lead. Stockbridge fought back to tie the game at 23, but the Pilgrims scored the last two points to pull out the second set for a 2-0 lead.
The Panthers struggled in the third with several missed serves and long returns allowing Lansing Christian to buil a big lead that they could not overcome.
Hall led the team with nine kills and nine points. Arin Szuminski led the team in digs with 21, while Makayla Surline had two kills. Madison Mazuca had a big night with nine digs, seven points, seven assists.
The Panthers return to action Thursday when the travel for a quad at East Jackson.