The Orange Panthers are moving on to the Round of 16 in the state playoffs.

Orange traveled to Greensboro on Tuesday night and defeated the Northern Guilford Nighthawks 3-2 on scores of 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 25-19, and 15-9.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 15-9 on the season. And they continue to rack up the bus mileage.

Orange won their first round match in Eden on Saturday against Morehead Head. After winning in Greensboro on Tuesday, the Panthers travel to Sanford on Thursday night to face Lee County on Thursday night at 6. The Yellow Jackets, seeded 13th, pulled its own five-set upset on Tuesday night, defeating Coastal Conference Champion West Carteret 16-25, 25-18, 28-26, 17-25, and 15-8.

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