By Mila Besich-Lira
Superior High School Varsity Volleyball team took second place at the annual Salt River Volleyball Tournament. The lady Panthers took to the court facing Ajo where they won the game in two matches 25-9 and 25-15.
Ajo succumbed to Salt River in their second match of the tournament which put Superior up against Salt River in the Panther’s second game. The Panthers beat Salt River 25-19 and 25-8. The Panthers eventually met up with San Tan Foothills High School in the championship game of the tournament where they lost after three hard fought matches: 8-25, 26-24, 16-14.
Other teams playing in the tournament were Cibecue and Sequoia high schools.
Coach Dora Salcido said “The entire team worked together to get to the championship. I am so proud of them.” Salcido also thanked all the parents and fans for coming out and supporting the lady Panthers.
Members of the team are: Yulissa Ybarra, Gabby Salcido, Cierra Navarrette, Mariza Padilla, Christine Grap, Alysia Fuentes, Ariel Alonzo, Lindsay Duarte, Janesa Perez, Hunter Flannagan, Kortney Uriquijo, Ariana San Miguel, Jennifer Ybarra and manager Gabby Kipp. The Lady Panthers are coached by Dora Salcido and Assistant Coach Cheryl Lopez.
There is a home volleyball game today Wednesday (9/12) against the Ray Bearcats. The JV team will play at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity at 6:00 p.m. The lady Panthers will also be on the road Thurs. in Miami against the Vandals and both teams will attend the Florence High School tournament on Sat.
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