EP began chewing up large chunks of yardage on the ground with Franks, Sibley and Grunder all contributing.
Newman maintained the advantage the rest of the way to take the set 25-16 and the match 2-1.
EP is coming off a second tough loss as they fell to an undefeated St. Bede squad 24-21 last week. The Storm on the other hand were dominated by both Newman and Hall.
The Panthers showed their athleticism in the set with several spectacular digs and saves. "We have a lot of effort and we harp on not letting the ball die," said Bruns.
"We are so excited that the kids get any type of season this year. It’s really important that they don’t miss out on a full year of work, especially for the eighth graders who will be moving up to the high school ranks next year."
The Panthers could not manage to get any type of consistency all night. "Our serve receive struggled and so did our defense," said coach Heather Bruns.
The Lady Panthers finished their season with a 5-8 record under first year head coach Chris Brown.
The varsity Panthers moved to 5-1 as they defeated the Storm in straight sets 25-12, and 25-21, nearly identical to their winning scores against BV on Monday.
Coach Abbott was very happy with the energy the Panthers brought again this week but a couple of one-on-one plays by the Bruins standouts, proved to be the difference.
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