• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WC volleyball beats Berea, falls to Lex Catholic

The Woodford County High School volleyball team had two home matches over the last week and ended with split results. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the team cruised to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-14) win over Berea, but then on Thursday, Sept. 29, lost 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-16) to Lexington Catholic. With those games, along with an important 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23) district win over Franklin County on Tuesday, Oct. 4, Woodford is now 16-13 overall, 7-6 in the region and 3-0 in the district. In the match against Berea, Woodford got off to a fast start in all three games and was able to control the match from start to finish. “We served aggressively and consistently against Berea,” said Woodford head coach Meghan Bottom. “This allowed us to control the match throughout all three sets.” While everyone on the team played well in the match, Bottom made note of senior Cheyenne Barrier. “Cheyenne Barrier had some very nice hits,” said Bottom. “She does a good job of mixing up the placement and speed of her hits, which was evident by how she played against Berea.” In Woodford’s match against Lexington Catholic the next night, Woodford competed well all night and made the Knights work very hard to get the win. “Lexington Catholic has a very tall front row, but we did not let their height intimidate us,” said Bottom. “Our hitters kept hitting aggressively, and we were able to pick up a lot of balls that were blocked by Catholic, which resulted in some very long, competitive rallies. Overall, our team came out and fought hard. I was very pleased with our efforts even though we did not get the win.” Bottom also noted seniors Sophie Adams and Mary Crutchfield “Had some very good passes throughout the match against some big hitters.” JV Tourney recap On Saturday, Oct. 1, the WCHS Junior Varsity hosted the Yellow Jacket Invitational at home in The Hive and finished in fourth place. In the tournament, Woodford went undefeated in pool play beating Lexington Catholic, Shelby County and Thomas Nelson, who had finished undefeated in pool play. The Lady Jackets only two losses came against Marion County and Shelby County.

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