The varsity volleyball team had a strong start to the season by going 2-1 at the Dansville quad and finished the week with a 3-3-1 record after traveling to Owosso for an invitational Saturday.
The Panthers took care of Springport 25-19 and Dansville in a thrilling three-set match 25-15, 24-26, 15-13 and fell to Grass Lake 18-25, 19-25 at the Dansville quad on August 17.
Grace Burg had a strong all-around night with nine kills, six aces, and four digs.
Alaina Kellenberger was a force at the net with eight kills, three blocks, and three aces. Maggie Jones recorded eight kills, five digs, one block, and one ace on the night, while Megan Mackinder was strong all night with seven kills, eight aces, and two digs.
Taylor Lockhart made 14 digs, two aces, and one kill, while Gracee Robidou added 13 digs. Maddie Dalton helped run the offense with 35 assists, 11 digs, and two aces, while Makenzie Dalton had four kills, two digs, and one block.
The Panthers traveled to Owosso Saturday and came home with a 1-2-1 record.
They took down Potterville 25-14, 25-17, and tied Carman Ainsworth 19-25, 25-13. They fell to Owosso twice 16-25, 7-25, and again in the semifinals 21-25, 12-25.
Mackinder had a big day with 14 kills, six aces, and nine digs, while Jones had 12 kills, six aces, and 10 digs.
Kellenberger finished with 13 kills, two aces, and one digs, while Lockhart chipped in with five kills, two aces, and a team-high 19 digs. Robidou recorded 16 digs, four aces, and three kills, Burg nine kills and 13 digs, and Maddie Dalton 49 assists, 13 digs, and seven assists.