Ponder slipped past the Boyd Lady Jackets (19-12, 0-2) in five games Tuesday.
The Lady Lions took the match 24-26, 25-21, 27-25, 18-25, 11-15.
“Our girls played extremely hard and fought all game,” Boyd coach Dusty Crafton said. “This is what we ask of them on a daily basis, and it showed Tuesday on the court.
“They know respect is earned. We are not satisfied, and we are not finished.”
Brooklyn Scarborough led in kills with 14, and Brittney Howard had 22 digs.
Maddie Busch finished with three blocks, and Baylie Harris handed out 22 assists.
Boyd plays on the road at Peaster Tuesday.