The Panthers won the first set 25-19. They took the second 25-17 and closed out the match with a 25-23 win.
Freshman Anna Byars led the Panthers with a match-high nine
kills. Freshman Erin Hazelrig added six kills. Byars missed a
double-double by one kill after also having a match-high 13
The Panthers trailed 2-0 in the first set. They ran off five straight points to take a 5-2 lead and never trailed again. The Panthers led by as many as eight points twice in the set. Abbye Clevenger's kill closed out the set off an assist from Kayla Black.
The Panthers never trailed in the second set. Leading 8-7, the Panthers pulled away with an 8-0 run. Hazelrig had two kills during the run. Hannah Brooks' service ace ended the set.
The third set was a back-and-forth affair. There were nine ties and three lead changes. Byars' service ace put the Panthers ahead to stay, 16-15. Trailing 20-15, the Scotties came back to tie the set at 22. But a kill by Black and one by Bianca Rivas gave the Panthers the 25-23 win to close out the match.
The Panthers travel to Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday for matches against Salem and Maryville.