WEST ALEXANDRIA — After a sluggish start, Twin Valley South’s volleyball team rolled to a straight set win over visiting Stivers on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The Panthers opened the season with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-13 win.
“I thought we started off a little slow and unsure of ourselves. We have some young kids new to varsity this year who are trying to figure out how they best benefit the team,” South coach Jandee Mowell said.
Morgan Harrod led the team with eight kills.
Mackenize Neal and Alyssa Clark each added six.
Jayla Denlinger had six aces and Clark added five.
Alexis Bennett had 15 digs, Neal had 13 and Denlinger added 12. Denlinger also had 16 assists.
“We also have some good leaders on the floor who have been playing for a while. Once we got in groove there and stepped it up a little bit. The pace of the game was a little too slow for my liking,” Moweell said. “Tonight’s win was a good way to set the tempo moving into the season. We start off with a couple of non-conference team so it’s important for us to get these wins under our belt and work out some of our kinks we have.”
South moved to 2-0 with a 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 win over host Carlisle on Saturday.
Harrod led the way again with 11 kills, while Sydney Bezich collected nine.
Denlinger dished out 11 assists and Taylor Mowell added eight.
South was scheduled to play Newton on Tuesday, Aug. 28 for its league opener and will travel to Mississinawa Valley on Thursday.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Tiwtter @emowen_RH