The Pampa Lady Harvesters (21-13, 2-3) wrapped up the first round of District play on Saturday, hosting the Canyon Lady Eagles. The Lady Harvesters took the first set, but lost the next three in a hard-fought contest (17-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22). “I think it was momentum. Momentum is a powerful thing. They came in and played with a lot of energy and a lot of momentum,” Head Coach Kaylee Samulowitz said. “Our game-plan was to start strong, be aggressive on offense, serve aggressively and we did all that in Set 1 and it worked. We carried that into the second set, had a big lead and just got a little bit complacent. They found their energy and we never did anything to stop it. I feel like they wanted it a little bit more and we didn’t respond to when they found their momentum.” The Lady Harvesters return to action Tuesday when they host Dumas. “(We have to have) short-term memory. We get today to be mad about it, myself included, and then we have to move on. Our goal is to go deep and see Canyon in the second round and finish in third. That gives us a better look in the playoffs. We have to take care of business and get that third-place spot.” Stat
Valeri Anguiano had one kill, an ace and 12 digs; Maecie Hawthorne had four kills, 32 assists, two aces and six digs; Mikalie Floyd had 24 kills, one assist, two aces and 14 digs; Hallie Hawthorne had three kills, two assists, four digs; Haley Fossett had an assist and 26 digs; Ariel Lacher had one kill, two aces and four digs; Zoe Downs had four kills and three digs; Mazi Smith had five kills, an ace and two digs; Reagan Dyer had three assist and two digs. Left, Ariel Lacher. Far left above, Hallie Hawthorne. Far left below, Mazi Smith.