MARYVILLE, Tenn. - LaGrange lost a pair of USA South matches Sunday. The Panthers (9-17, 2-6 USA South) lost by 3-0 scores to North Carolina Wesleyan and Maryville in the tri-match.
North Carolina Wesleyan (18-8, 7-1 USA South) defeated the Panthers 25-15, 25-18 and 25-17. The Bishops never trailed in the match and got 14 kills from Anna Hart. Kristi Lucas had a double-double of 32 assists and 12 digs.
The Panthers fell 25-13, 25-19 and 25-21 to Maryville (17-10, 8-1 USA South) in their final match of the day. The Panthers led 19-18 in the second set before the Scots scored the final seven points to take the set.
In the third set, the Panthers tied the score at 17 after a kill by LaFontaine. Rebekah Hicks' kill gave the Panthers their last lead, 19-18. Covington's kill tied the set for the final time at 20-20.
Covington led the Panthers with 10 kills, while LaFontaine had 13 digs. Kara Strickland paced Maryville with a double-double of 14 kills and 11 digs.
The Panthers host Piedmont in a USA South match Wednesday.