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Lady Hawks whip Washington in volleyball

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Angelina Marcum sparks LaRue with 10 straight points

By Lanny Vincent

The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team bounced back from a disappointing loss to district rival Green County with a victory over Washington County and a championship at a Bowling Green tournament.

Tuesday, the Lady Hawks beat the Commanderettes in straight sets 25-15 and 25-8. 

“After a tough loss to Green County last night we came out tonight ready to play. Washington County was sending over a lot of free balls of which we were able to take advantage,” said coach Ben Schell. “In the second set, Angelina Marcum got us off to a fantastic start as she served 10 consecutive points giving us a 10-0 lead right from the beginning.”

Molly Kennedy was the assist leader with nine. She also had four aces, one kill and two blocks. Marcum had four aces, two assists and two blocks and Tessie Embry had four kills and three blocks.

Sisters Brea and Melanie Huhn had a total of three aces, seven kills and two digs, while Emily Boone and Kristin Thompson had a total of four digs. Lauren Patterson also contributed three kills and two blocks.

“Washington County is a talented team and this was a great win for us,” Schell said. 

Purple Championship Winners 

The LaRue County Lady Hawks finished the weekend winning the Purple Division Championship at Bowling Green High School’s Purple Classic Volleyball Invitational. After suffering three tough defeats in pool play, LaRue County came back and defeated Buckhorn and Warren Central in straight sets and defeated Edmonson County two games to one.  

The Lady Hawks beat Buckhorn 25-6 and 25-6 for their first victory in tournament play. They came right back and beat a good Warren Central team 25-10 and 25-15, then defeated Edmonson County 18-25, 25-20 and 25-19 for the tournament championship.

For the tournament, Kennedy had 50 assists, Marcum had 42 assists and eight aces, Patterson had 18 kills and 13 aces, while the Huhn sisters had a total of 25 kills and 15 aces. Embry rounded out the tournament scoring with 13 kills and six blocks.

“We definitely had moments of pure greatness this weekend,” Schell said. “We struggled to finish during the pool play portion of the tournament but we played some of our best volleyball of the season against a very good Whitefield Academy team. We regrouped and focused during tournament play and really stepped it up when we needed to. We played a great three set match with Edmonson in the championship game and looked great pulling out the win. I’’m very proud of the girls for their performance this weekend.”

The Lady Hawks play Campbellsville High School at home Thursday.