“We were slow to start in the first match, but we quickly reevaluated our weak spots and fought our way back to a win,” Jackson County coach Holly Carsten said.
Jackson County then took care of business in the second match, winning in two games (25-17, 25-20).
The Panthers honored their seniors — Gabbi Kastner, Michelle McCoy and Kathryn Franklin — in between matches.
“All three ladies played phenomenally (Thursday) and had a last home game of their high school volleyball career that they can be proud of,” Carsten said.
The coach added that it was a great night for everyone on the team.
“All the players really stepped up tonight to make our senior night a great night,” Carsten said. “Our wins were truly a team effort, with every player adding her own talent to help the team to victory.”
Carsten pointed to the play of Haley Passmore and Doua Yang, both juniors, who “really stepped up this game and delivered excellent digs and hits.”
Meanwhile, Kelcie Zimmer and Jaycee Caylor “led once again with their smart plays at the net,” and Hayley Nix “served some of her best serves of the season.”