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Kennedy breaks school record as Lady Hawks win 3

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LaRue volleyball team defeats Taylor County, North Hardin and Caverna

By Lanny Vincent

The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team started off their season last week with three solid victories against tough competition. They beat Taylor County Aug. 9 by the scores of 25-21 and 25-17; North Hardin Aug. 10, 25-14 and 25-21; and Caverna Aug. 13, 25-11 and 25-14.

Head Coach Ben Schell said the Lady Hawks’ first match was “a good result.”

“Taylor County is a well-coached team and they have improved immensely. In order to be successful, we must come out focused and intense at all times. Lauren Patterson played really well and came up with some huge blocks for us. Molly Kennedy was her consistent-self. She made several bad passes into great opportunities. Kara Paden really stepped up when needed and got us on a good roll in both games.”

Brea Huhn led the Lady Hawks with seven kills and one ace; Kennedy had 16 assists; Patterson had five kills, three aces and five blocks.

The Lady Hawks had another tough match against North Hardin Tuesday night but came away with a straight set victory. Cheyenne Baird’s four aces, Huhn’s seven kills and Kennedy’s 12 assists led the way for the Lady Hawks.

“Our sophomores carried us from the serving line and that made all the difference,” said Schell. “Cheyenne Baird had an excellent night serving. The first set was neck and neck until she stepped back to the serving line and helped us pull away. In the second set, North Hardin got off to a quick start and we struggled to pull even.”

The Lady Hawks continued their winning ways with a straight set victory Friday night over Caverna. Kennedy set a school record with 14 aces.

“Molly was on fire in the first set from the service line and that helped us dominate Caverna in the latter stages of the set,” said Schell. “With teams like Caverna, serving is of the utmost importance and we were able to score 21 aces for the match. Starting off our district season with a big win helps give the girls a little confidence heading into upcoming matches with Hart County and Green County.”

Up next ee" Volley for the Cure

The Lady Hawks play Marion County Aug. 19 at home. Admission and concessions will benefit Volley for the Cure, a fundraiser to benefit breast cancer awareness through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Varsity plays at 7:15 p.m.