Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Harrison High School
In a tight struggle against the Calhan Bulldogs, the Varsity Panthers were unable to finish, losing 2:3. Although the Panthers played very well, they did not minimize their unforced errors enough to take the win. As a team, the Panthers hit a .141 hitting percentage and earned 39 kills. The offensive effort was led by sophomore Ajanae Gainer with a .333, senior captain Aleyah Bornschein with a .273, and senior Kaylene Richardson with a .292. Furthermore, the Panthers served 90% of their serves into the court, which included 8 impressive aces. The defensive game included passing a 1.83, four blocks, and a great digging game. The Panthers earned 106 digs, including 36 from senior Brittany Tate. Tate stepped up into the libero role since her teammate Dajia Coleman, the Panthers regular libero, was out with a hip injury. While the final score did not reflect the outcome the Panthers aimed for, their perseverance in the face of adversity and two injuries was truly something to be proud of.
Senior Captain Aleyah Bornschein earned Player of the Match against Calhan. As a setter, Bornschein earned 14 assists, a major contributor to the Panthers’ strong hitting percentage. Furthermore, she hit a .273 on the right side. Bornschein has been specifically focusing on improving her defensive game, and earned 18 digs from right back. She particularly excelled in her eye game, allowing her to both dig line balls as well as honing her ability to pick up tips and roll shots. Of her 22 serves, Bornschein served with 90% consistency and gained 2 aces to her name. Lastly, she passed a 1.89.