The Hesperia volleyball team dropped its home opener to Morley-Stanwood in five sets Wednesday night, 16-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-15, 10-15.
The Panthers started out slow in the fifth and deciding set and trailed 11-5, before junior Shelby Follett served five straight points to pull Hesperia within one. But then the rally fell short.
Ceara Thomas paced the Panthers with 16 points, one ace, and 19 assists while Alyssa Miller added six points, one ace, seven kills, two blocks and six digs.
Claire Rumsey added six points, one ace, five kills, and six digs for the Panthers.