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Pinnacle was on the road on Tuesday to face Merit College Preparatory Academy (MCPA). It was a back-and-forth battle between the teams as they traded blows.
The Lady Panthers won the first set 25-17, but fell in a close second set 26-24. MCPA took the lead, 2-1, after a 25-22 third-set win. Pinnacle then came through with a must-win, fourth set 25-20. The fifth set went down to the wire, but unfortunately Pinnacle was unable to overcome MCPA and fell 15-13. The Lady Panthers lost a close one, 3-2.
Kemery Stuckenschneider and Samantha Kessler each led the team with four kills while Ashlyn Behunin had a team-high three blocks. Dig leaders Destinee Andrews and Angel Welch each finished the game with eight apiece. Stuckenschneider was a standout on offense and added 11 assists.