After spending the first two weeks of the season competing in non-conference matches on the road, Belgrade made its home debut Thursday night.

But struggles in serve-receive and some mental mistakes proved costly in the Panthers’ Eastern AA opener against Bozeman. Belgrade got off to a hot start, but the Hawks rallied to win the first set 25-20 before hanging on to win the next two 25-23, 25-19.

Bria Isley

Bozeman junior Bria Isley passes the ball Thursday night against Belgrade in the Belgrade Special Events Center.

Josie Blazina

Belgrade outside hitter Josie Blazina powers a kill past the block of Bozeman’s Clara Fox Thursday in the Belgrade Special Events Center.

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