The Geneva volleyball team traveled to Andalusia on Thursday, September 12.
The Varsity Lady Panthers took the match to fivefull sets with the Lady Bulldogs. The scores were: 25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 19-25, and 15-11. The Lady Panthers won the first, third, and fifth set. Chloe Nance earned 16 assists, 14 kills, and 2 aces. Madison Johnson with 12 kills, 23 assists, and 2 aces. Daydee Holt with 3 aces, 2 kills, and 14 digs. Shelby Hammock with 4 kills, 1 ace, and 17 digs. Emma Griffin with 12 kills, 4 aces, and 17 digs. Pazley Lamb with 2 aces and 9 digs. Their current record is 5-4.
The Lady Panthers will next play in the 2019 Enterprise Invitational tournament on Saturday, September 14. The first game starts at 9:30 am and will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network. Just click the Livestream link here on our website to watch!
The Geneva volleyball team hosted Straughn on Tuesday, September 10.
The JV Lady Panthers redeemed themselves tonight against Straughn. They won both sets 25-16 and 25-12.
Za’Liyah Kemmerlin earned five aces. RayAnna Ausley Warner earned two aces along with Kaitlyn Caraway. Their current record holds at 3-3.
The Varsity Lady Panthers fought hard all 5 sets, winning the first two. Unfortunately, the Straughn Tigers won the last 3 sets, defeating the Lady Panthers. The scores of all sets are: 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21, and 15-11. Madison Johnson earned four aces, 10 kills, and 13 assists. Chloe Nance with 5 aces, 8 kills, and 16 assists. Daydee Holt with 5 kills, 3 aces, and 6 digs. Shelby Hammock with 4 aces, 2 aces, and 6 digs. Emma Griffin with 9 kills, 1 block, 1 ace, and 6 digs. Pazley Lamb with 2 aces, and 6 digs. Addyson Martin had 2 kills. Their current record is 4-4.
The next game will be in Andalusia on Thursday, September 12 at 4:00.
Geneva opened the season by going 2-2 at the Kingston Amelia Rhoades Tournamnet on August 24th. In pool play, the Panthers beat New Brockton 26-24, 26-24 and Zion Chapel 25-18, 25-22 and lost to Kinston 25-13, 25-18. They lost in the semifinals to Opp 25-18, 25-19.
Geneva improved to 4-2 on the season, downing Goshen on Monday, August 26th home 18-25, 27-29, 19-25, and Samson on Tuesday, August 27th on the road, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.
Daydee Holt has five aces, five kills, and five digs, Chloe Nance had seven kills and five assists and Madison Johnson three aces, four kills and 12 assists. Emma Griffin had the team highs of nine kills and 10 digs. Addyson Martin and Shelby Hammock both had four kills and Hammock also had three digs. Pazley Lamb had three aces and Six digs and Camryn Sanders has two kills.
Since then, the Panthers are now 4-3 by losing to Houston Academy on September 5th in Dothan. Geneva’s rough day started from its opening serve, which went into the net. Two straight Panther hitting errors on kill attempts – one going long out of bounds, the other out of bounds on the side – gave HA a quick 3-0 lead. The Panthers closed to 12-7 off a couple of HA errors, but the Raiders ripped off 13 straight points to finish it out 25-7.
Houston Academy grabbed a quick 2-0 lead to start the second set with Nelson earning an ace on one of the points. The Raiders extended the margin to 5-1, but Geneva, in one of its better spurts on the day, came back to tie it at 6-6. An ace by Daydee Holt and a nicely placed two-hand touch shot to HA’s back end by Addyson Martin sparked Geneva.
Madison Johnson led Geneva with four assists and three kills and Chloe Nance had four kills and two assists. Emma Griffin had two kills and Holt had the lone ace. Houston Academy ended up winning in three sets, 25-7, 25-10, 25-9.
The Panthers play Straughn next on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00pm in Geneva.
On September 28th at a pep rally, Coach Brynn Nix recognized Anslee Finch with a plaque for earning her 1000th career kill in the Geneva County 1st Invitational Tournament on September 15, 2018. Coach Nix says, ” This is a goal that Anslee and I talked about setting for her during her 10th grade year. In the beginning of her senior year I noticed that she was at 853 kills. So we discussed it and talked it over with her teammates and decided that we were all going to work hard to help Anslee achieve this goal. Little did I know…she was setting a school record as well.”
Anslee is a well known for her hard work, dedication, and determination across all sports at High School. And Coach Nix was very honored to present her with this award.
The Geneva Varsity Volleyball team came in on a roll for their tri-match on Tuesday afternoon against Straughn and Dale County. Dale County and Straughn played the first game followed by the Geneva Senior Night festivities. The Panther Seniors are Anslee Finch, Meagan Smith, Peyton Walker, and Jaylee Stough. Geneva then beat Straughn and Dale County after the senior festivities. The Area Tournament will be played on October 22 and October 23, and will be live-streamed on genevapanthers.com for those who will not be able to make it.