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Lady Panthers in midst of winning season
Amy McGee gets ready to pound the serve over the net in Tuesday’s match against Brunswick. It was the team’s first home-game loss. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Lady Panthers volleyball team was 9-7 as they prepped for their last home game Thursday.
In his first year as the head volleyball coach, Keith McGee said he was impressed with the aggressive style of play the ladies displayed throughout the season, but he was disappointed in a loss to Brunswick on Tuesday.
“This was our first home game loss and I’m not quite sure what happened,” he said after the Brunswick match. “We were letting balls fall a foot inbounds and normally we would dig down and get those. Up until this game (Brunswick) we have been fighting, scratching, and playing beautiful hard nose volleyball.”
McGee said he was hoping to make the adjustments necessary to win in their last home game, which was also seniors’ day.
The Lady Panthers are led by two-time most valuable player and number-one setter Amy McGee, offensive MVP of last year outside hitter LaQuananisha Adams, and much improved outside hitter Whitney Betts. Second setter duties fall to the three juniors, Cola Gardner, Zela Campbell and Christina Tuck.
Fast improving sophomores Kayla Rand and Austin Andrews are first subs off of the bench for the Lady Panthers and Keondria Battle and Candace Poole are the two freshmen who complete this year’s team.
McGee coaches the weightlifting team, and last year coached the track team and assisted as a football coach before taking the reigns as the new volleyball coach replacing Carmen Mousel.
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