By Breanne Thiel
The Powell High School junior varsity volleyball team opened the season on the road going undefeated thus far in the season playing in the Riverton Invite on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th and then traveled to Thermopolis on Tuesday, August 28th.
The first weekend of competition consisted of six games at the Riverton Invitational.
“We had a great first weekend and learned a lot of what we need to work on,” said JV coach Tasha Miller.
The Lady Panther JV Volleyball team won all six of the games at the invite.
On Friday the first game was against Riverton where Powell won in two sets, 21-14 and 21-12.
The second game was against Wind River where the Lady Panthers also won in two sets, 21-14 and 21-9.
The third game on Friday was against Thermopolis where Powell won the first set 21-16, lost the second set 20-21 and came back in the third set to win 15-11 to win the game.
Then on Saturday, the Lady Panthers played Shoshone, Pinedale and Kemmerer.
Against Shoshone, Powell went 2-0 winning 21-15 and 21-12.
The Lady Panthers went 2-1 against the Lady Wranglers winning the first set 21-17, losing the second 20-21 and won the third 15-12 to win the game versus Pinedale.
Powell beat Kemmerer in two sets winning both 21-14.
At the tournament, coach Miller said that the team “really struggled with serving, majority of the points lost on each match was due to missed serves, so that is one of our biggest focuses in practice right now.”
Then with two days rest, the Lady Panther JV team traveled to Thermopolis to face off against the Lady Bobcats – winning this encounter in two sets, 25-17 and 25-13.
“I was very proud of my girls because they really focused on their serving, we only missed one that night, which allowed us to maintain the momentum in both games and finish the win,” said Miller.
The JV Lady Panther volleyball team consists of Michele Wagner, Gabi Metzler, Gabby Harshman, Kady Wells, Mattie Larsen, Rose Graft, Sabrina Shooman, Madi Fields, Elsie Spomer, Payton Asher and Paije Johnson.
Next up for the team is to travel to the Rawlins Invite this Friday and Saturday (September 7th and 8th)