By Andrew Luberda
The Superior Panthers girls’ volleyball team played for the tournament championship at Salt River High School last weekend versus the Ray Bearcats. After defeating Ray in pool play, the Panthers were unable to duplicate the feat in the championship match.
Head Cheryl Lopez was anxious for her team to get some tournament experience and was proud of her team’s performance.
“The girls gave an excellent effort,” Lopez said after the match.
Lopez added that her team was given a standing ovation from the Panthers’ fans who made the trip to cheer the team on.
The Panthers defeated Cibecue and San Tan Foothills in the first two rounds of the tournament to setup the rematch in the championship round.
The Panthers players were pleased with their showing at the tournament and were rewarded with a new trophy to add to the Superior trophy collection at the school.
The Panthers play at Mogollon on October 10, 2013.