The Lady Panther volleyball team played a three great matches last week and came away with two wins.
First, the team went to Duncanville and scrapped out a five-set victory.
Midlothian played a tough first set, but lost 23-25. The Lady Panthers got their chemistry together in the second set and easily won it 25-16.
That momentum was still going strong as it propelled the Lady Panthers to a tough game three victory 27-25. Game four was another battle as both teams fought for the win, but Duncanville got the upper hand 22-25.
Midlothian took charge in game five and battled its way to a 15-12 win.
Mollie McBride led the team with 15 kills and Meagan Jones added 13. Jones had four blocks and McBride had three. Ashton Rawlings had 28 assists and Keaton Shirk contributed 23. Tarin Mergener had 27 digs and Madison Savage served five aces.
Following that great win, Midlothian swept DeSoto.
The Panthers came out with a vengeance and won game one 25-11. In game two, the Eagles came out fighting, but the Lady Panthers turned the game around and won 25-20.
Game three was a battle as both teams attacked well, but Rawlings served nine points in a row to get the Lady Panthers up by two and finished the match with a 25-23 set three win.
Rawlings contributed 12 assists and Keaton Shirk had nine. Bailey Fry had 12 digs and Rawlings had five assists. Mergener dug out nine shots and served up six aces.
The hot streak continued when Midlothian swept Grand Prairie in front of a homecoming crowd.
The teams had a great back-and-forth first set and the Lady Panthers pulled out the 27-25 win. The second set was much easier as Midlothian got the 25-14 win. The Lady Panthers came out in the third set motivated to finish the sweep and won 25-21.
Mergener once again led the way with 10 kills and Morgan Griffin added nine. Griffin also had four aces. Bailey Fry had three aces.
Mergener had 23 digs and Fry dug out 16 shots. Rawlings had 21 assists and Keaton Shirk dished 13 assists.
Midlothian (14-17, 4-1 in 7-5A) will wrap up the first round of district play Friday against its district co-leader Mansfield Timberview (4-1 in 7-5A).