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Bump, Set, BOOM! Panthers pound Eagles

October 1, 2010

Kenzie Taylor sets the ball for another Snake River kill while Alexa Lund looks on.

THOMAS — The Snake River Panther volleyball squad took to the junior high court on Thursday evening still stinging from a surprising road loss at Bear Lake the night previous.
From the outset of their match against Marsh Valley, most in attendance could tell that they were going to take their collective frustrations out on the visiting Eagles which is exactly what they did with a 3 set annihilation 25-8, 25-7, 25-13.
"Last night a lot of freakish things that happened to us," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "Tonight. Well that is the team that I know that played out there."
Traditionally the Panthers have been know for slow starts but not on Thursday as they took charge from the opening serve and never let up.
"I changed up the rotation tonight and went with my best server serving first," Van Orden said. "We'll see how it works down the road."
In the stat column Eden Van Orden led the way with 8 kills while Jocelyn Harper and Laura Thompson pitched in 7 and 6 respectfully.
Dishing up the kills were Alexa Lund with 16 assists and Kenzie Taylor with 10.
"I was really pleased that they didn't drop their level of play," Van Orden said. "I like that but we still can play at a higher level still."
Snake River (20-3, 2-1) will hit the road next Wednesday for a non-conference tilt at Teton.

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