Written and Media by Andrew Sharp.
When you think about the top sports here at Greenville you think about track, volleyball, and basketball. Right now, read on for a recap of the Oct. 4 game when the junior varsity women’s volleyball team came face-to-face with Frontier Community College and captured the win.
The Panthers junior varsity team played Frontier Community College, a team that they had never faced before. The Panthers would not shy away from the challenge, winning the series in final sets. The Panthers are no strangers to a challenge since they are the returning champions of the S.L.I.A.C. this year and the previous year.
When asked about the game versus Frontier, Felicity Giddings said: “We always have confidence in our team and the hard work we put into being better, we were doing our jobs”. Giddings, who is a senior after just three years at Greenville, also said that the Panthers have used a powerful offense called 6-2. The Panthers have called upon the help of the 6-2 and decided to try something new this year, instead of running a 5-1 where they have the same setter in the entire time. The benefit of the 6-2 is that the team is able to have all three hitters in the front row at the same time and all players can be spikers, giving more opportunity for spiking and scoring.
The Panthers have a 21-player roster and every single one of them know how to navigate and manipulate plays to score and to keep the roster competitive.
The Panthers boast a 14-4 season so far and they do not plan on stopping anytime soon, as they have the best overall record in the conference. The Panthers also have a 50 percent statistic for winning a complete match in only three games.
In the S.L.I.A.C., 10 teams are evaluated throughout the course of their season and are ranked into a tournament. The S.L.I.A.C. tournament is the way into the NCAA tournament for the Panthers. This has been a solid ride for the Panthers the past two years by advancing from the S.L.I.A.C. tournament.
Statistically speaking, Panther volleyball also look amazing!
They have an average of 12.48 kills per set.
The hitting percentage is .213.
The number of assists averaged per set is 11.69.
Blocks averaged per set is 1.77.
The average digs per set is 14.78.
And the service aces per set is 2.02.
The Panthers have proven themselves to be a great team on and off the court, as well as on paper; this ties into the team chemistry being very in-tune to success. Make sure to keep an eye out for their games, and come out and support your Panthers!
Get to know your Panthers! You now have the opportunity to listen in on what one Panther has to say about the season and those she shares the court with.