Permian Comes Up Short In Abilene
The Lady Panthers found out how Abilene Cooper has remained undefeated in five outings. The Lady Cougars like to build a lead and keep the lead, or so they did on Friday as Mojo fell (18-25, 16-25, 25-21, 27-29) in four sets in the Cougar Gym.
After dropping the first two sets, the Lady Panthers found their rhythm and won the third set 25-21. It was the first time all season that an opponent had even won a set without getting swept by Cooper. Mojo backed up the performance of the third set with tough fought fourth. The Coogs eventually won the set, but it would take extended play before winning 29-27.
Jade Workman led Permian with 11 kills, followed by Bethani Fierro and Nyxalee Munoz with 10 kills each. Denali Cardenas led in team assists with 20, while Workman contributed 15.
Natalia Abila and Iliana Garcia responded with eight digs each. Anyssa Cruz added seven to strengthen the defensive effort. Workman also had five digs. Garcia had three aces, with Cruz and Workman each adding two.
Cianna Harris, Monica Hinojos, Workman, and Fierro were credited with a block each.
The district run begins next Tuesday, when Permian will host Abilene High at the PHS Fieldhouse.