Lady Panthers head into Frontier League Tournament as No. 1 seed |

Lady Panthers head into Frontier League Tournament as No. 1 seed

Middle Park's lady Panther volleyball squad is gearing up for the start of the Frontier League Tournament this Thursday. The Panthers are the number one seed for the tournament this year.
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Middle Park’s lady Panther volleyball squad has been on a roll lately and this Thursday they look to continue their recent string of success in the upcoming Frontier League Tournament.

The 2018 fall volleyball season has been a successful one for the lady Panthers who are currently sporting a 10-4 overall record. The Panthers head into Thursday’s tournament on an eight game winning streak including their most recent performance against the Bennett Tigers on Saturday. The lady Panthers enter the Frontier League Tournament as the number one seed out of 12 teams.

Middle Park has already defeated seven out of the 11 other teams in this year’s Frontier League Tournament during regular season play, including the other top four seeded teams. There are four teams at this year’s league tournament the Panthers did not face during the regular season.

The Panther’s portion of the first round of the tournament will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Middle Park High School gym. The volleyball squad will take on Bruce Randolph, the 12th seed for the tournament this year and one of the four Frontier League teams the Panthers have not yet faced this year. At 5 p.m. Pinnacle will face off against Bruce Randolph. The Panthers will wrap up Thursday’s volleyball action with a final game against Pinnacle, the eighth seeded team for the tournament, starting at 6 p.m.

“We are anticipating coming out first in Thursday’s play so we should host again on Saturday the 20th,” Donette Schmiedbauer, head volleyball coach for Middle Park High School, stated.

If the Panthers do take first in Thursday’s tournament play and host the second round of the tournament on Oct. 20 they will play at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., according to Schmiedbauer.

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