Monahans, TX – Permian got off to a sluggish start before collecting three straight sets to defeat Monahans 13-25, 25-15, 25-9, 25-14 at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex on Tuesday.
In the opening set, Permian made a match of it but could not get the upper hand. The Lady Panthers turned things around in the second set and settled into their tempo of play. Jade Workman led all scorers with 17 kills, while Nyxalee Munoz followed with 11. Denali Cardenas topped the stat sheet with 24 assists. Workman also finished with 15 assists and four aces.
Anyssa Cruz and Cardenas shared top honors in defensive digs with 13 each. Munoz backed them up with 10 digs of her own. Mojo jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the second set with the Lady Loboes scrambling to get back in the match. The two teams would battle to a 21-13 deficit before Permian put the set in its pocket to even the score at 1-1.
In the third set, it was all Mojo as the Lady Panthers rolled to a 25-9 win. The fourth set would be dominated by Permian as the girls rolled to a 25-14 victory to take the road win 3-to-1.
The Lady Panthers improve their season record to 17-7. Permian will play host to Presidio at the PHS Fieldhouse on Friday, September 3.
PERMIAN VS MONAHANS
Jade Workman 17, Nyxalee Munoz 11, Cianna Harris 8, Riley Nichols 5, Anahi Orona 4, Sarahi Orona 3
Denali Cardenas 24, Jade Workman 15, Anyssa Cruz 4
Anyssa Cruz 13, Denali Cardenas 13, Nyxalee Munoz 10, Jade Workman 8, Cianna Harris 5
Jade Workman 4, Anyssa Cruz 1, Denali Cardenas 1, Anahi Orona 1