Panthers seventh in SES tournament

GYPSUM — Defeating Beloit in their final match of the day, the Concordia Panthers finished seventh in the Southeast of Saline Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday.
Concordia dropped all three matches in pool play, and fell to Moundridge in the consolation bracket semifinals.
The Panthers knocked off Beloit 25-21, 22-25, 25-23 in the seventh-place match.
Jera Metro had 21 kills and two blocks in the win for the Panthers.
Jordan Eshbaugh added six kills and two blocks.
Faith Balthazor had 46 good sets in 48 attempts with 21 assists. She also had nine service points with three aces.
Shania Anguish had six digs and six service points.
Kahlie Miller added five digs and seven service points.
Chandler Lamm had six digs and four service points with three aces.
Michaela Hyman had 11 service points with four aces.
Concordia was beaten 21-25, 25-21, 25-13 by Moundridge in the consolation semifinals.
Eshbaugh had six kills and Metro had five kills.
Balthazor had 35 good sets in 25 attempts with 18 assists and seven service points.
Anguish had eight digs and six service points with two aces.
Hyman had seven service points.
Moundridge went on to defeat Sacred Heart 25-13, 25-13 in the fifth-place match.
Sacred Heart handed Concordia a 25-20, 25-22 defeat in the opening round of pool play.
Eshbaugh had six kills, 16 digs and two blocks.
Metro added five kills and eight digs.
Balthazor had 28 good sets in 28 attempts with 10 assists.
Lamm had 16 digs  and five service points with three aces.
Hyman had 10 digs and eight service points and Anguish had six digs.
The Panthers were beaten 25-18, 25-23 by Salina South.
Metro had eight kills and four digs.
Eshbaugh finished with six kills and five digs.
Balthazor had 27 good sets in 27 attempts with 12 assists, six service points and five digs.
Lamm had 10 digs.
Hyman had nine service points and four digs.
Anguish had six digs.
Hillsboro, the top ranked team in Class 3A, knocked off Concordia 25-17, 25-12 in the final round of pool play.
Metro had five kills.
Eshbaugh had three kills and six digs.
Balthazor had 23 good sets in 23 attempts with eight assists.
Lamm had eight digs.
Hillsboro downed Southeast of Saline 25-21, 25-17 in the championship match.
Abilene knocked off Salina South 25-15, 25-22 in the third-place match.

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