Amory volleyball closes out home slate

Melissa Meador/Monroe JournalAmory's Taylor Weeks serves the ball during the Lady Panthers' final home game of the season, a loss to Choctaw County on Monday.

AMORY – The Amory Lady Panther volleyball team hosted its final home game of the 2013 season and also recognized its seniors on Monday night.

The evening didn't end on a high note, however, as visiting Choctaw County came in and beat the Lady Panthers in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-8.

Amory kept things close in the second set before the Lady Chargers started to dominate again.

“We just kind of let it get away from us. We would still make some good plays, but then we would follow it up with a bad play,” first-year volleyball coach Angel Greenhill said. “ It was just back and forth, some were good, some were bad, and in the end, there were more bad than good.”

Amory finishes out its volleyball season with wins over West Lowndes and Alcorn Central in a season where they're still trying to improve. Greenhill said she's seen the progress over the year in her team.

“We're just still trying to build. We have a lot of new faces that are still learning the game and growing,” she said.

Seniors Taylor Weeks and Gisele Naranjo were honored before the game. Naranjo is a transfer from Texas who came in midseason.

“We're very glad we've had her for part of the season, and we've enjoyed the contributions she's had to the team in the short time she's been here,” Greenhill said.

Greenhill said the potential is there for next season.

“We've seen our JV come a long way, and even the varsity players that have never played before come a long way as well,” Greenhill said. “When we first started, some of them couldn't get it over the net. We're making improvements, and we're just going to start again next year and keep going.”

The Lady Panthers will close out their season on the road with games against Alcorn Central and Belmont.

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