The Lufkin Lady Panthers’ volleyball team started the 2017 season on the road by dropping a 25-12, 25-11, 25-7 decision to the Willis Ladykats.
In JV girls action, the Lady Panthers also took a loss. After winning the first game, Willis bounced back to sweep the final two on its way to a win.
In freshman action, Lufkin got the season off to a winning note as it captured a 25-16, 26-24 win over Willis.
Lufkin will compete in the Huntsville tournament over the weekend before returning to Panther Gym on Aug. 15 for the home opener.