-Freshman Karley Whipple had double-digit kills in two league matches last week for Pahranagat Valley. She had 14 in a 3-0 win over Lund, 11 in the 3-0 victory over Sandy Valley, and also had nine digs in each match.

The scores against Lund were 25-14, 25-13, and 25-12, and against Sandy Valley 25-16, 25-11, 25-23.

Madison Harris had 11 kills at Lund and 7 against Sandy Valley. In the two matches Allyse Frehner total 55 assists. Jamie Hansen had 17 digs in the match with Sandy Valley (10-1, 6-1).

But coach Ginger Whipple was a bit displeased with the girls’ efforts in the Sandy Valley match. It was a meeting between the two league leaders and the Sidewinders had not lost a match all season.

Up two games to none, the Panther (15-7, 6-0) girls relaxed a little bit, even trailed 7-0 in the third game, before scratching their way back and finally pulled out a two-point win.

Whipple said the team “was not playing very good defense, we didn’t flow very well. We made a lot of mistakes, mental errors mostly. My girls have to learn some valuable lessons, i.e. you don’t ever, ever count a team out just because you have beaten them the first two sets. We have a lot to learn.”

Sandy Valley coach Electra Smith said her team is looking very much forward to seeing PVHS again in the playoffs. “We have the confidence to come from behind, all we have to do is practice, practice, practice.”

Pahranagat played at Adelson School on Tuesday and won in straight sets, 25-8, 25-13, 25-14. The team hosted White Pine on Thursday and travels to Round Mountain today and will be host to Word of Life Oct. 28.