Granby " Lady Panther spikers dominate two opponents
Sky-Hi Daily News
The Lady Panthers of Middle Park High romped to two easy victories in their latest volleyball matches, beating both Lake County and Jefferson by lopsided scores.
In last Saturday’s match at Leadville, Middle Park’s vollyeballers defeated Lake County in three games by scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-10.
“Lake County definitely improved from the last time we saw them, but they were still no match for our offense,” said coach Kris Newberry. “It was one of those matches where we could work on precision plays and other new stuff in a game situation.”
While the Lady Panthers dominated the match’s overall play, they also earned some impressive individual stats.
“Elsa Krieg continued as our lead attacker in this match with 20 attacks and 10 kills,” Newberry said. “Cheyenne Hickox was also very effective with five attacks and four kills.”
Adding to the team’s attack were Shannan Stensvad with three kills, Larissa Burg with two, and Chelsea Lang and Quincey Pedersen with one each.
In the serving stats, Stensvad led the way with nine aces while Krieg had seven, Madison Zolnir four, Jessica Waldron two and Arielle Steinberg one. Stensvad was also the team leader in digs with five while Hickox and Lang had four apiece.
Setting was once again shared between Zolnir and Waldron. Zolnir posted 15 assists for the match while Waldron had seven.
Middle Park’s players were back in action on Wednesday for a match against Jefferson High School’s team. Once again, the Lady Panthers trounced their opponents in three games by scores of 25-15, 25-6 and 25-8.
“Jefferson was never in the game with us,” Newberry said. “Even in that first game, they never really threatened us.”
Newberry described Krieg’s performance as “amazing” on offense. In the Jefferson match, she made 12 attacks with 11 kills.
Her teammates also had good offensive performances. Stensvad posted 12 attacks with seven kills while Hickox had nine attacks with seven kills. Pedersen earned three kills, and Burg and Zolnir made one kill each.
“Overall, our offense was really clicking,” Newberry said. “Our girls were really effective in their attacks.”
The team’s serving was just as productive. Stensvad earned six aces, Waldron five, Krieg and Pedersen two each, and Steinberg one. Zolnir provided 18 assists while Waldron made eight.
“This was another match where we had the chance to tune up our skills and work on our offensive maneuvers,” Newberry said.
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