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HUNT CENTER, Paris — Paris Junior College took on the nation’s No. 3-ranked junior college volleyball team Saturday, losing in four sets to Panola College of Carthage, Texas, by a score of 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18.
The Dragons, who themselves are ranked 10th, led for much of the first set before Panola rallied to win. The loss snapped PJC’s winning streak at five games.
PJC needed to win the fourth set to force a fifth and deciding set, but Panola went on a streak late in the match and pulled away.
Next on the schedule for PJC is a conference match at Corsicana on Wednesday against Navarro College and a home game at 2 p.m. Saturday against Brookhaven College, which is part of the Dallas County Community College District.
PJC plays in arguably the toughest junior college region in the country, with four teams ranked among the nation’s Top 10> There’s Blinn College (Brenham) at No. 1, Panola College (Carthage) at No. 3, Tyler Junior College at No. 5 and PJC at No. 10.
The Dragons are coached by Justin Maness.
Members of the PJC squad:
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra