Lady Wolves battle back to win second night against Panthers

Two nights of volleyball at Wrangell High School had spectators cheering, groaning and cheering some more as the Lady Wolves gave their all against the Craig Panthers.

The two-day action saw wins and losses, with the Wolves coming out victorious in Saturday's sets.

In the first game of Friday night, Wrangell came back from a 10-point deficit, coming within four points of Craig toward the end. The Panthers proved formidable as the team surged forward with scoring. In the end, the Lady Wolves lost the set 25-18.

After a huddle with coach Alyssa Allen, Wrangell came howling back in the second set on Friday, showing their strength. The team answered Craig's points with their own, at one time leading the visiting team by two points. Again, it wasn't enough, and the Wolves lost the set, 25-23.

The final set proved more difficult for the Panthers as the Wolves led by as much as six points at times. With only two points left to win the set for Wrangell, the Panthers pounced, scored four points of their own and won 25-23.

That set ended Friday's match for the best three out of five. Saturday would prove to be much different as the teams went all five sets.

Saturday's match began with more of the same from the previous day's play, with the Panthers taking the first bout 25-18.

In the second set, Craig couldn't hold their opponent the way they had been. The Lady Wolves easily won 25-12. The win spurred the home team to keep the ferocity flowing, leading to a 25-21 win in set three.

The Panthers evened the day's match by winning set four, 25-23, but the Wolves couldn't be contained in set five, winning 15-12.

"I think they played really well for their first games of the season," said head coach Alyssa Allen. "I think our hitting and net play was awesome, and our serving improved on Saturday. I think communication and serve receive are what we need to improve the most on. Overall, I think it was a great weekend of volleyball."

Wrangell next travels to play Metlakatla on Oct. 22-23.

Team roster

Jamie Early (senior)

Emma Martinsen (senior)

Kendra Meissner (senior)

Grace Miller (senior)

Rylee Chelette (junior)

Brodie Gardner (junior)

Kiara Harrison (junior)

Kayla Meissner (sophomore)

Addy Andrews (freshman)

Della Churchill (freshman)

Aubrey Wynne (freshman)

Kayla Young (freshman)


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