The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team opened the volleyball season on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with a three set loss to Dakota County Technical College (25-15, 25-11 and 25-16).
The Panthers only had one full practice with their entire team before the season opener and with just one sophomore in rotation, ECC had a lot of learning to do.
"As a full team, we've only had one full practice under our belt so I would say obviously there was going to be some miscommunications and some other things that we are going to work on as a team but ultimately, for a first time, we competed very well but we know what we need to work on," Panther coach Sara Jesse said.
The Panthers were led by Monique Vanzin with six kills, eight digs and two blocks. Victoria Kazanovski added two kills, five digs, 13 assists and one block.
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