Triple R Report’s Game of the Day September 27th, 2016: John Mall Panthers @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

Another week of sports action is upon us, big weeks for football, softball and volleyball. As football gets set to begin their league seasons volleyball and softball seasons are coming to an end. Today we highlight a huge Santa Fe League volleyball matchup, as the John Mall Lady Panthers invade the “Melon Dome” to take on the Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers. Here’s how each team stacks up:


 


 

John Mall LAdy PAnthers:

  • (8-3) Overall in 2016, (4-3) in Santa Fe League
    • 4th in SFL
      • Behind Swink (#3), Fowler (#2) & Hoehne (#1)
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches:
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-14)
    • Lost to Swink 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 26-24, 30-28)
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 28-26)
    • Lost to Fowler 3-2 (24-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-10, 15-12)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-15)
  • Ranked 17th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • Snapped a 3-match losing streak last Thursday vs. Las Animas
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Erika Bradsby (Senior)
    • Jacqueline Santistevan (Senior)

Rocky FOrd Lady MEloneers:

  • (7-5) Overall in 2016, (3-4) in Santa Fe League
    • 5th in SFL
      • Behind John Mall, Swink, Fowler & Hoehne
  • (4-1) in last 5 matches:
    • Defeated Cheraw 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-21)
    • Lost to Swink 3-2 (16-25, 26-24, 25-13, 23-25, 15-10)
    • Defeated Fountain Valley 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-22)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-1 (25-27, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19)
  • Ranked 29th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • 3-match win streak
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Stephanie Frantz (Senior)
    • Kierstin Lucero (Junior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“It’s always a fun one when these two teams get together. They met for the first time this year the first week of the season. John Mall swept Rocky, But there’s bad news for the Panthers, they’ll be playing a completely different Meloneer squad, one who is on a hot streak. Rocky gets out early and never looks back.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Meloneers dominate the whole night, Rocky Ford defeats John Mall in 3 sets.”



Well there you have it. It’s going to be a big night for sports action. And there’s more to come. Tomorrow we highlight the Otero Rattlers Basketball teams in their “Midnight Madness” activities. Stay tuned!

–Triple R