The Panthers volleyball team had a case of the nerves but worked them out this week as it brought home a loss and a win.

Delta faced off against Montrose Aug. 24 at home with an unfavorable 3-1 loss. But, the team was able to rebound with a win over the Cedaredge Bruins 3-1 on Aug. 26. This brings the team to a 2-1, overall.

“We allowed nerves to get the best of us in this match and made too many mistakes,” said coach Beth Nelson of the Montrose game.

Junior Ellie Ames led the team with 12 kills, followed by senior Raelee McCurdy with 10. In the serving game, seniors Kaelynn Porter and Raelee McCurdy had 2 aces each. The team did have a number of digs for each player, and came up with a team total of 68.

“This was not our best showing of the season but we are working hard to improve for the next game,” Nelson said. “We are working on starting with a sense of urgency.”

And improve they did as the team was able to put away the Bruins later in the week.

During the Cedaredge game, senior Kayla Miller led the team with 12 kills, followed by senior Erika Kuta with 9, junior Ellie Ames with 7 and senior Raelee McCurdy with 6. Ames led the serving game with 5 aces and led the squad with 2 solo blocks. The entire team came up big in digs with a team total of 64.

The Panthers hit the court again 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at home against Meeker; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Centauri.

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