CHS picks up two league wins

CHAPMAN — The Concordia Panthers picked up their first North Central Kansas League wins of the season by knocking off Chapman twice on Thursday.
Concordia won the first match in straight sets, 25-23, 25-14.
The Panthers droped the first set of the second match, 25-20.
Concordia completed the sweep by winning the next two sets, 25-15, 25-19.
“I was pleased that we picked up two wins tonight and gained some confidence and momentum going into a tough schedule next week. However, I am not satisfied that we went to three sets in the second match.We have to learn to keep our intensity and focus,” Concordia coach Rio Brown said.
Jordan Eshbaugh had seven kills, eight digs and nine service points with two aces for Concordia in the first match.
Leyli Beims had four kills and three blocks.
Jera Metro also had four kills.
Faith Balthazor finished wih 42 good sets in 43 attempts with 10 assists.
Michaela Hyman had nine service points and two digs.
Shania Anguish added eight service points and seven digs.
In the win in the second match, Metro had 13 kills, 11 service points and two digs.
Beims had 11 kills, two blocks and three digs.
Eshbaugh finished with seven kills, four blocks and eight digs.
Sabrina Stolzenburg chipped in three kills.
Balthazor had 70 good sets in 70 attempts with 25 assists, seven service points with two aces and four digs.
Chandler Lamm had 11 digs and six service points with two aces.
Anguish also had 11 digs and four service points with two aces.
Hyman had nine digs and six service points.
“Our serve receive looked a lot better, and in turn we had less hitting errors and a balanced attack. We made some errors, but the girls are starting to play to win and fight through adversity. We started to respond, and instead of shutting down we fought back harder,” Brown said, “I feel like we are getting more consistent all the way around. Our defense and serve receive have come a long way, and we are making less unforced errors. We still have a lot of work and learning to do, but I feel that we had a good week and the girls took steps in the right direction.”


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