Hannah Ramirez had a stellar opening weekend to her sophomore volleyball season at Panola College. The 2017 Waxahachie graduate and Fillies libero recorded a near double-double against one nationally-ranked team and notched double-digit digs in all four Panola wins.

Ramirez finished the weekend with 53 digs, nine assists and five aces at the NMMI Classic in Roswell, New Mexico. She averaged 13.3 digs per match and 3.5 per set.


Panola College volleyball capped then opening week with four solid wins, including two against ranked opponents, last weekend.

Panola opened with a sweep of Yavapai College, 25-22, 25-14, 25-23. Sophomore right side Alyssa Lozoya pounded out 10 kills hitting a stellar .421, sophomore middle blocker Daphinie Correa added eight kills and three block assists, and freshman outside Sabrina de Lima added 7 of her own.

Sophomore setter Molly Harris dished out 24 assists, with freshman Bri McGown adding 17. Defensively, sophomore Thaynara Godoi picked up one solo block and assisted on three more. Ramirez anchored the floor defense with 14 digs.

In their second match of the day, PC took down 9th ranked Seward County in a thrilling 5-set match, 25-23, 21-25, 16-25, 25-15, 15-10. Aggressive serving (eight aces) and solid blocking (16 total) gave the Fillies the edge in an otherwise tight match. Daphinie Correa was a force at the net with four solo blocks and assisting on seven more, while Thaynara Godoi added one solo and assisted on four.

Offensively, Sabrina de Lima led with 11 kills, added three block assists, and two aces. Sophomores Rebecca Rabius and Alyssa Lozoya chipped in seven kills apiece and combined for six block assists. Bri McGown led with 17 assists and six digs, and Molly Harris added 13 assists, nine digs and two aces. Ramirez had a solid all-around match picking up nine assists, 12 digs, and two aces.

Saturday, the Fillies overcame a slow start to take down No. 17 Hutchinson Community College, 17-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-22. Panola bolstered a balanced attack with five players adding seven or more kills and two block-assists, each. Daphinie Correa and Rebecca Rabius led with nine each, Thaynara Godoi notched eight, Alyssa Lozoya and freshman Carol Santana added seven each.

Santana impacted the match in several categories, hitting .429, picking up 12 digs, and two aces. The setting duo of McGown and Harris combined for 42 assists, (23) and (19) respectively. Ramirez notched her highest dig total of the tournament with 16 and three aces.

Panola finished its weekend with a sweep of Odessa College, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19. Rabius once again led with 10 kills on .400 hitting and Godoi added six kills on .545 hitting and 3 total blocks. McGown dished out 20 assists with six digs, and Harris picked up a double-double by adding 12 assists and 10 digs. Ramirez led with 11 digs and de Lima added six of her own.

The Fillies will return to action Wednesday when they travel to Temple College before concluding the week at the Kruse Kickoff Classic hosted by Blinn College Friday and Saturday.


Portions of this article are courtesy Panola College Athletics.