Panthers go 1-2 against bigger schools

MANHATTAN — Squaring off against two Class 6A schools and one Class 5A team, the Concordia High School volleyball team went 1-2 in a triangular hosted by Manhattan on Tuesday.
Concordia lost its first match in three sets to 6A Topeka High, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21.
Jera Metro had eight kills, six digs, two blocks and four service points with two aces for the Panthers.
Jordan Eshbaugh finished with six kills, 12 digs and 17 service points with three aces.
Leyli Beims had three kills and three blocks.
Hadley Thyfault had two kills, two blocks and five digs.
Shania Anguish had 15 digs.
Faith Balthazor had 60 good sets in 60 attempts with 22 assists, four digs and seven service points with three aces.
The Panthers fell in two sets to Manhattan, ranked 10th in 6A, 25-15, 25-15.
Eshbaugh had five kills.
Metro had four kills, three digs and four service points with three aces.
Beims added three kills and three blocks.
Anguish had eight digs and Chandler Lamm had six.
Balthazor had 34 good sets in 34 attempts with nine assists and two kills.
Concordia finished off the night with a 25-13, 25-23 victory over Topeka West.
Eshbaugh and Metro had five kills each.
Beims had four kills.
Anguish had seven digs and six service points with three aces.
Balthazor had 32 good sets in 33 attempts with 12 assists and five service points with two aces.
The Panthers will play at home for the first time this season when they host Wamego on Thursday night.
The Concordia junior varsity went 1-2 in a triangular at Clay Center on Tuesday.
Concordia defeated Junction City 27-25, 25-20.
The Panthers lost 25-21, 25-23 to Clay Center and 25-15, 25-9 to Manhattan.

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