CORSICANA — The Midlothian High School volleyball team notched its fourth win in district play last Tuesday night, going on the road for a straight-set victory over Corsicana, 25-15, 25-15, 25-20.
Freshman Kenna Buchanan paced the Lady Panthers (now 18-16, 4-2) with 11 kills on the night. Senior Kaylie Vasil, freshman Jenna McMichael and senior Madeline Smith contributed 10, nine and eight digs respectively; and Smith finished with 16 assists in the quick match.
The Lady Panthers made just one error in 44 serve receptions.
MHS ends the first half of district play in third place in district play and opened the second half on Tuesday night with a home match against Waco University, a team the Lady Panthers swept in their first meeting in Waco.
Action continues for the Lady Panthers on Friday night at Cleburne with first varsity whistle at 5:30 p.m. MHS then draws a bye next Tuesday and returns to the hardwood Oct. 18 at home against Joshua.
Red Oak def. MHS 3-2
In Friday’s district match at MHS, the Lady Panthers battled Red Oak deep into the evening before falling in five sets by scores of 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-12 in the two teams' Peanut Butter Jelly Challenge.
The challenge benefits Red Oak's Ellis County Outreach and Midlothian's Manna House to fight childhood hunger. The teams will continue the challenge Oct. 29 in Red Oak with the home team bringing peanut butter and the visitors bringing jelly each time.
The Lady Panthers were up 2 sets to 1 and had a chance to put the match away, but the Lady Hawks stormed back to take the fourth set and force a deciding set.
Junior Madison Hall and Buchanan each finished with 14 kills to tie for team honors for MHS, and junior Aryn Walton led the team with 20 assists.
The Lady Panthers were very active on the back row as well. McMichael had 25 digs to lead four players in double figures. Vasil added 16 digs, junior Karsyn Curry had 11 and Hall had 10.
Sophomore Killian Armstrong had three blocks and also served up seven aces.