Lady Panthers open season
with two wins
By Sam Epps
MABANKThe Mabank Lady Panthers opened their season with two
wins Tuesday, as they hosted a dual match with the Wills Points
Lady Tigers and the Athens Lady Hornets.
In the first match, Mabank won in four games, losing only the
second game 25-21.
The Lady Panthers took game one, 25-21, game three, 30-28 and
game four, 25-21.
Makenna Allen had 12 kills, two blocks, eight digs and one ace
in the matchup.
Reagan Thornton had six kills, while Jordan Koskelin had 10
digs, a kill, a save and an assist.
Morgan Gaona had five kills, a block, five digs, a save and two
Overall, for the first match of the year, I thought they played
well, Mabank head volleyball coach Stacy Shelton said.
We need to be more verbal ... we also need to play more
aggressively, she added.
In the second match, the Lady Panther took out Athens in four
games. Athens won game three, 25-18.
Mabank took game one, 25-22, game two, 25-15, and game four,
Allen again led the Lady Panthers with 14 kills, three blocks
and six digs.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabanks Reagan Thornton connects with the ball as the hosting
Lady Panthers defeated Wills Point in four games Tuesday.
Gaona had five kills, two blocks, five digs, two saves and two
Shelby Swain had four kills, four blocks, five digs, an ace, two
saves and one assist. Brittany Findley had six kills, two blocks
and three digs.
We hit the ball better against Athens than Wills Point,
Shelton said. We also played more aggressively. We let up in
the third game, and Athens played well and beat us. We then
stepped it up and blew them away in the fourth game, she added.
The Mabank ladies played in the Garland volleyball tournament
this weekend, and will host Naaman Forest and Spring Hill
They are also scheduled to compete in the Eustace Lady Bulldog
varsity tournament next weekend.