Panola College Volleyball hosted Cedar Valley College and Wharton County Junior College Saturday, finishing with a sweep of both opponents.
In their first match of the day, Panola took down Cedar Valley (25-13, 25-16, 25-20) with one of their most efficient hitting performances of the season at .343. Freshman MiKayla Ware led the offense with 9 kills on .471 hitting, Alyssa Lozoya pounded out 8 kills, and Sabrina de Lima added 7 of her own. Molly Harris dished out 22 assists with Bri McGown adding 17. Defensively, freshman Hannah Floyd led with 15 digs, Ware added 8, and Harris chipped in 7.
Panola picked up the victory over Wharton County (25-17, 25-19, 25-15) capitalizing on a balanced attack that boasted 6 Fillies with 6 or more kills. Thaynara Godoi and MiKayla Ware led with 8 kills each, the trio of Daphinie Correa, Alyssa Lozoya, and Rebecca Rabius added 7 apiece, and Sabrina de Lima chipped in 6. Molly Harris dished out 19 assists with 5 digs while Bri McGown added 17 assists with 8 digs. Ware was a stud defensively as well, leading with 14 digs followed by 11 from Hannah Floyd.
Head Coach Amber McCray is pleased with both the balance and growth the Fillies showed this weekend .
"Both opponents made huge defensive plays on some of our biggest swings that would have been major momentum killers for us in the past," she commented. "But this time we countered with several big plays of our own and then fed off of that to seal the wins."
Panola is now 18-4 and will return to action in Region XIV zone play Wednesday when they travel to #13 Tyler Junior College.
(Fillies celebrate a point Saturday)
Photo Credit: Denise Rabius