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Panola College Volleyball capped opening week with four solid wins, including two against ranked opponents,  at the NMMI Classic in Roswell, NM over the weekend of August 24-25.

Panola opened with a sweep of Yavapai College: 25-22, 25-14, 25-23. Sophomore right side Alyssa Lozoya pounded out 10 kills hitting a stellar .421, sophomore middle blocker Daphinie Correa added 8 kills and 3 block assists, and freshman outside Sabrina de Lima added 7 of her own. Sophomore setter Molly Harris dished out 24 assists, with freshman Bri McGown adding 17. Defensively, sophomore Thaynara Godoi picked up 1 solo block and assisted on 3 more. Sophomore, libero Hannah Ramirez anchored the floor defense with 14 digs.

In their second match of the day, PC took down 9th ranked Seward County in a thrilling 5-set match (25-23, 21-25, 16-25, 25-15, 15-10). Aggressive serving (8 aces) and solid blocking (16 total) gave the Fillies the edge in an otherwise tight match. Daphinie Correa was a force at the net with 4 solo blocks and assisting on 7 more, while Thaynara Godoi added 1 solo and assisted on 4. Offensively, Sabrina de Lima led with 11 kills, added 3 block assists, and 2 aces. Sophomores Rebecca Rabius and Alyssa Lozoya chipped in 7 kills apiece and combined for 6 block assists. Bri McGown led with 17 assists and 6 digs, and Molly Harris added 13 assists, 9 digs and 2 aces. Hannah Ramirez had a solid all-around match picking up 9 assists, 12 digs, and 2 aces.

Saturday, the Fillies overcame a slow start to take down #17 Hutchinson Community College (17-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-22). Panola bolstered a balanced attack with 5 players adding 7 or more kills and 2 block assists apiece. Daphinie Correa and Rebecca Rabius led with 9 each, Thaynara Godoi notched 8, Alyssa Lozoya and freshman Carol Santana added 7 each. Santana impacted the match in several categories, hitting .429, picking up 12 digs, and 2 aces. The setting duo of McGown and Harris combined for 42 assists, (23) and (19) respectively. Ramirez notched her highest dig total of the tournament with 16 and 3 aces.

Panola finished their weekend with a sweep of Odessa College (25-22, 25-19, 25-19). Rabius once again led with 10 kills on .400 hitting and Godoi added 6 kills on .545 hitting and 3 total blocks. McGown dished out 20 assists with 6 digs, and Harris picked up a double-double by adding 12 assists and 10 digs. Ramirez led with 11 digs and de Lima added 6 of her own.

The Fillies will return to action Wednesday, Aug. 29, when they travel to Temple College before concluding the week at the Kruse Kickoff Classic hosted by Blinn College Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

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