The Orange Panthers volleyball team has won 7 in a row after downing Oxford Webb 3-0 on Wednesday night at Jim King Gymnasium. The Panthers captured the three sets by scores of 25-18, 26-24 & 25-19.

With the win, Orange remains a game back of Cedar Ridge for first place in the Big 8 with a 5-1 conference mark. The Red Wolves are 6-0.

Against the Warriors, Andie McKinnon finished with 18 kills and 20 digs. Julia Lovingood registered 20 assists, a dig and an assist.

McKinnon leads the Big 8 with 156 kills, 52 assists and 221 digs.

It was a short turnaround for Orange, who played its second game in two days after a 3-0 victory over Northwood in Pittsboro on Tuesday. Against the Chargers, McKinnon finished with 7 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks and 9 diggs. Kayla Durham, Orange Panther of the Week #3, finished with 8 aces, 5 kills, and 8 digs. M’Lynn Dease had 7 kills, while Lovingood had 2 aces and 15 assists and Caroline Compton had 14 assists and 2 digs.

Overall, the Panthers are 10-5.

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