New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2019

Struggles continue as Lady Panthers drop match to West Point

By Robb Johnson | October 2, 2019 12:52 pm
Charles City's Alexis Williams saves the ball from going out-of-bounds with an overhead dig.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City's Alexis Williams saves the ball from going out-of-bounds with an overhead dig.

Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers have struggled all year to be consistent. However, an opportunity against a similar struggling West Point team provided an opportunity for the hosts to possibly find the win column. Sadly, the Lady Panthers continue to search for win number one.

West Point defeated Charles City 25-6, 25-7, 25-12 in the Oct. 1 Tidewater District matchup.

After two dreadful opening sets, Charles City began to show some competitiveness. Communication by the hosts improved their defense, and an ace by Lady Panther Kayla Luellen cut the deficit to five (14-9) for Charles City.

But the short burst proved to be just that, as old habits kicked in for the Lady Panthers. Miscues and mental errors proved to be the downfall.
Lady Panthers head coach Vickie Williams was visibly upset about the loss.

“They tried and during the first two sets, everybody had a chance to play,” she said. “We tried to mix them up and of course the ones we had in the first and second set and put them in the third set to try to get them some motivation. But this is how it’s done, and it’s done in Charles City.”

Charles City remains winless with a record of 0-12.