The LaRue County High volleyball team went down in defeat last week against Elizabethtown and Nelson County in straight sets.
Elizabethtown won 25-14 and 25-22 and Nelson County won in a much tougher match 25-23 and 31-29.
“We just couldn’t get going against E’town,” Coach Ben Schell said. “The first set was a disaster and when we finally started playing better in the second set, it was too late. E’town did a great job of attacking the ball from the outside and we had trouble defending it all night.”
Tessie Embry had two aces and four kills while Molly Kennedy had 13 assists in the Oct. 6 match. Lauren Patterson recorded eight kills and six blocks, and the Huhn sisters, Brea and Melanie had a total of six kills. Libero Kristin Thompson had three digs and one ace in the match.
LaRue County hung tough with a talented Nelson County Lady Cardinal team Thursday, Oct. 8.
“We definitely played one of our best matches of the season,” Schell said. “Nelson County is a very good team that is probably the favorite to win the region at this point and we were able to push them to their limit.”
He singled out the defensive excellence exhibited in the second set by Brea Huhn, Cassady Crim, Emily Boone and Kristin Thompson.
“Even though we were unable to pick up the win, this is definitely a positive result heading into the district tournament,” Coach Schell said.
Kennedy had 17 assists, Melanie Huhn had eight kills, Brea Huhn had four kills and seven digs and Thompson had nine digs. Teammates Emby had five kills and two blocks, Patterson had three kills and a block and Crim had four digs.
LaRue County started district play Monday night against Hart County at Green County High School.