Thursday, October 12, 2017
Harrison High School
Canon City High School
The Harrison Panthers were unable to collect themselves as a team and consequently quickly lost against the Canon City Tigers. Although there were some great plays, including four blocks from senior Brittany Tate, the team passing a 2.16, and a widely distributed contribution of defense, the Panthers could not coordinate their efforts as a team. Individuals brought energy and determination to the contest, but because the Panthers did not leverage the strengths of their teammates, they were overcome the Tigers’ consistent passing and smooth offense. The Panthers are excited to address the fact that many of their stats are continuing to increase due to better ball control, smarter strategies, and tough practices, but that they continue to lose, making a purposeful effort to better their mental game and cohesion.
Senior Libero Esperanza Trujillo took Player of the Match against the Canon City Tigers. Trujillo has recently earned the libero position after Dajia Coleman moved back to Alabama. Stepping up in a time of transition and uncertainty for the Panthers, Trujillo has been serve receiving very well and is continuing to focus on her eye game on defense to strengthen her digging game. Against the Tigers, Trujillo passed an impressive 2.28 throughout the match and tied her teammate for the most digs with 9 for the match. Trujillo’s excited energy and perseverance both on and off the court have been a major contribution to her team this year.