Lady Hawks defeat Green County

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LCHS volleyball team now 10-3

By Lanny Vincent

The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team played two matches last week, losing to Central Hardin and then defeating long-time rival Green County, improving their record to 10-3.

Central sinks LaRue

The Lady Hawks lost to a very tough Central Hardin Lady Bruins team that has suffered one loss all season – to Lafayette High School. After losing the first set 25-14, the Lady Hawks fought back in the second set losing 25-22. 

“We played pretty well,” said Head Coach Ben Schell. “The score of the first set doesn’t indicate how close it was. Aside from one good run by Central Hardin, we were right with them the entire first set. After losing the first set, we could’ve rolled over, but we came out and kept fighting. This is definitely a positive result as we move ahead. Central Hardin is a very good team and now we know that we can play right with them.”

Molly Kennedy was the assist leader with 13; Brea Huhn had five kills; Miranda Hornback and Lauren Patterson each had two kills.

Green grief

The Lady Hawks defeated a very good Green County Lady Dragon team in two tough sets 28-26 and 25-20. It was the first time they’ve defeated the Dragons since 2004 and only the second time in recent history.

“This was a big win for our program,” said Schell. “We have struggled the last couple years when it came time to step up to the challenge of a good team. We were behind 7-1 early in the first set, but the girls were able to regroup and push the Dragons to the limit. Winning that first set was big because it gave us the momentum heading into the second set. The second set was neck-and-neck most of the way. We again found a way to win.”

Patterson and Huhn led the way with six kills each; sophomore Haley Holt had a big match with six kills and two blocks; and  Kennedy had 15 assists. Angelina Marcum chipped in with two kills and four aces; Kara Paden had two kills and four digs; and Emily DeWitt had two digs.

“Defensively, we got to just about every ball we could,” Schell said. “As a team we had 11 digs which is a rarity for this team. We served 92 percent as a team tonight and any time you play a team as good as Green County you must serve well. I’m extremely proud of every one of our players.”