By Breanne Thiel
The Powell High School varsity volleyball team opens the conference portion of the season 2-0 with wins against Lander on the Lady Tigers home court on Friday, September 14th and and at home versus Worland on Saturday, September 15th.
“After the Rawlins tourney we discussed the areas that we needed to focus on this week which were serving, communication, and moving on after mistakes,” said head coach Randi Bonander. “I think they looked great in all three areas.”
The coach pointed out that the Lady Panthers increased their serving percentage to 92 percent against Lander and 95 percent against Worland.
Coach Bonander also stated that “communication was at a high level which was evident in their effort to keep a rally from ending on our side. Finally we were able to move on from mistakes, gather ourselves and then focus on the next task.”
Against Lander, Powell won the game in three sets with scores of 25-23 for the first and second set and 25-17 for the third.
Hartly Thorington led the team in kills having nine followed by Jazlyn Haney with nine and both Rachel Bonander and Aubrie Stenerson with eight apiece.
For blocks, Bonander led having four of the teams total of eight.
The Lady Panthers also won the game in three sets against the Lady Warriors. The first set was won 25-18 and the second two 25-16.
Thorington also led in kills against the Lady Warriors having 10 followed by Bonander with six, Stenerson with three and Haney with one.
In blocking, Haney led having three of the teams total of eight.
For both games Stenerson had a team high of 21 digs, followed by Natalie Ostermiller with 13 and Ashtyn Heny with 12.
Hartly Thorington led the team in aces with seven followed by Stenerson with four.