Maggie Ivester recorded a double-double as LaGrange battled Division II Stillman in a five-set thriller at Richter Gym on Thursday.
Ivester had a match-high 18 kills and added 13 digs in the Panthers' 3-2 loss to the visiting Lady Tigers. Danyelle Carr added 12 kills. Sarah Gore and Haley Sewell combined for 59 assists, while Aspen Coggins had a match-best 29 digs.
The Panthers took the first set 25-20, but Stillman came back to take the next two sets 31-29 and 25-19. The Panthers evened the match with a 25-14 win in the fourth set on the strength of a .400 attack percentage. The Lady Tigers took an early lead in the fifth set and held on for a 15-12 win to take the match.
The Panthers travel to Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday for USA South matches with N.C. Wesleyan and William Peace.