Lady Pan­thers’ win streak halted at Green­wood

■ Siloam Springs had won four in a row prior to Thurs­day’s match.

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GREEN­WOOD — Siloam Springs’ volleyball team was fired up and ready to go Thurs­day evening in its 5A/6A District 1 match at Green­wood, but a tough loss in the first set wound up set­ting the tone for the rest of the match, which re­sulted in a Green­wood sweep.

Green­wood out­lasted the Lady Pan­thers 32-30 in an ex­cit­ing game one, and the Lady Bull­dogs rode that mo­men­tum to 25-13 and 25-10 wins in games two and three re­spec­tively to earn the win.

“30-32 is a heck of a score in volleyball,” said Siloam Springs head coach Joellen Wright. “We couldn’t have asked them to come out any bet­ter. They fought for ev­ery point, played to­gether and ex­e­cuted well. I’m sure it drained us men­tally in sets two and three when things weren’t go­ing as well. We def­i­nitely have some things to work on. It was promis­ing to see though where we could be.”

The loss snapped Siloam Springs’ four-match win­ning streak. It was also the Lady Pan­thers’ third loss this sea­son to Green­wood, hav­ing dropped a pair of matches to the Lady Bull­dogs at the Ben­tonville Early Bird Clas­sic.

El­lie Lamp­ton led the Lady Pan­thers (5-10, 3-2) with nine kills, one block, three aces and two digs. Chloe Price had five kills, one block, four digs and 13 as­sists.

Shay­lon Sharp had two kills, three aces and 12 digs, while Al­lie Bow­man and Ken­lie Noel each had one kill, one block and one ace. Katie Ken­drick had one block, while Kailee Thoma­son had five digs, Madi­son Hall four digs and Kirsten Loftis three digs.

Siloam Springs lost the ju­nior var­sity game 25-23, 2514, and the Lady Pan­thers also lost the sopho­more game 25-21, 25-17.

Siloam Springs 3, Rus­sel­lville 0

The Lady Pan­thers picked up their fourth straight vic­tory on Tues­day with a sweep of the Lady Cy­clones (25-10, 25-8, 25-15) in­side Pan­ther Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter.

Siloam Springs took a com­mand­ing lead early in set one, scor­ing the first five points and go­ing up 10-2. El­lie Lamp­ton and Reigan Brown had kills in that stretch, while Lamp­ton also had a block and Shay­lon Sharp and Al­lie Bow­man both served aces.

Rus­sel­lville cut it 12-7, but the Lady Pan­thers scored the next six points to go up 18-7 and fin­ish with a 25-10 win.

In set two, the Lady Pan­thers led 6-1 early, but Rus­sel­lville went on a 4-1 run to pull within 7-5 af­ter a kill from Hannah Vines.

How­ever, the Lady Pan­thers got the serve back on the next point and Madi­son Hall then served 17 straight times as Siloam Springs went on a 17-0 run to go up 24-5 be­fore fin­ish­ing off a 25-8 win. Hall served two aces in that run, and Sharp had three kills.

Rus­sel­lville came out with bet­ter en­ergy in set three, tak­ing a 13-12 lead, but the Lady Pan­thers got the lead back at 16-13. The Lady Cy­clones (15, 1-3) pulled within 16-15 af­ter a kill from Cassie John­son, but the Lady Pan­thers scored the next nine points to fin­ish off the sweep.

Sharp fin­ished with nine kills, 10 aces and 12 digs, while Lamp­ton had six kills, three digs, four solo blocks and three block as­sists. Brown con­trib­uted five kills, while Bow­man had four kills, one ace and four digs.

Chloe Price led with 28 as­sists along with two digs and three block as­sists. Hall served two aces and had six digs, while Kailee Thoma­son had eight digs and Kirsten Loftis three digs.

The Siloam Springs JV team de­feated Rus­sel­lville 2-1 (25-20, 22-25, 15-13).

Up next

Siloam Springs re­turns to ac­tion this week with three matches. The Lady Pan­thers host Farm­ing­ton on Mon­day in a 5A/6A District 1 match and then hosts Huntsville on Tues­day for a non­con­fer­ence match. On Thurs­day, the Lady Pan­thers turn around and play Farm­ing­ton again.

Bud Sullins/Spe­cial to Siloam Sun­day

Siloam Springs se­nior Ken­lie Noel went up for a block Tues­day in the Lady Pan­thers’ 3-0 win at home against Rus­sel­lville.

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