Odessa, TX – The Mojo varsity volleyball team set the tempo early and rolled to a quick three set victory over Andrews (25-11, 25-7, 25-17) in a non-district contest on Tuesday at the PHS Fieldhouse.
Senior Layny Brown served up six aces from the service line while lending 21 assists in the winning effort. Junior Jade Workman turned in a solid performance, registering 10 kills and 11 assists. Seniors Cianna Harris and Anahi Orona finished with eight and seven kills, respectively. Iliana Garcia, also a senior, recorded 11 digs for the Lady Panthers.
In the first set, Permian rode the successes from the weekend’s Monahans Tournament and jumped out to an early lead. After maintaining a five-point advantage, the Lady Panthers began to pull away following a Dagmar Ortega kill at 14-6. Mojo continued to fire on all cylinders with a seven-point run to claim a 25-11 first set decision.
The Lady Panthers roared through the second set in dominating fashion. While Brown dished out the aces, Addison Sperry provided the blocks. Ripping off a 13-4 lead, Permian proceeded to put on a show for the home crowd to the tune of a 25-7 victory.
The final set witnessed Andrews’ best effort as the Lady Mustangs stayed within five points of Lady Panthers through much of Set 3. It would remain close until Mojo extended a 21-16 lead to put the set on ice with a 25-17 win in the non-district contest.
Permian will turn its focus to another tournament, this one across the state in the Metroplex. Mojo will compete in the Granbury Volleyball Tournament August 18-20. The Lady Panthers will begin in ‘Pool G’ on Thursday paired with Canyon, Abilene Wylie, and Richland. There will be another round of pool play on Friday.