Panthers spike Cougars 3-1

THOMAS — Hard to believe but the Snake River volleyball squad dropped a game on Thursday evening. Of course, that hiccup was offset by their normal dominating selves in the other three games in which they won as they emerged victorious with a 25-16, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12 non-conference win over South Fremont.
"It's homecoming week and we just weren't as focused as we normally are," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.
Playing in their main gym for the first time this season, Snake River came out smoking in the first two games with relatively easy wins. In game three South Fremont battled back however, taking advantage of some rare serving miscues by the Panthers and a lengthy delay when there was an issue at the scorers table.
All of that added up to a disjointed and somewhat distracted loss by the Panthers.
Any hopes of an upset was quickly dashed in the fourth game however as the Panthers gritted their teeth and then pounded their way home for the 25-12 victory.
"What a great way to come back in that last game," Coach VanOrden said. "They keep finding a way to get it done so I was happy with the way that they responded."
Macy Martin was very effective in the last game from the service line, as she represented 8 service point winners in large part to a trio of block kills by Scout Baldwin.
Jocelyn Harper pounded home 14 kills on the night and Brylie Bair added 6 for the Panthers.
Kenzie taylor dished out 24 assists as the Panthers home winning streak continued.
The Panthers will be off this weekend and will return to the home court on Wednesday evening when they host American Falls for a conference match up on the hard wood.