BY KATHERINE MURRAY WEEKLY REPORTER
O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Panthers hosted a ten-team Southwestern Illinois Boys varsity volleyball tournament on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. Some teams, the Panthers had seen before. Other teams would prove to be a new challenge for O’Fallon.
Friday night and Saturday morning provided pool play. Two pools of five teams were set up, each team playing the other four teams in their division. The Panthers first took on Oakville High School, defeating the Tigers in two games, 25-18 and 25-21. Their next challenge came from St. Mary’s. O’Fallon took the first game 25-19, but dropped the second game 20-25. The third game proved to be a nail biter with enough back and forth, with only two points separating the winner. The points landed in St. Mary’s favor and they took the third game 15-13. The Panthers bounced back, taking Francis Howell in two games, 25-18, 25-15.