• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS volleyball shut out by Bryan Station

The Woodford County High School volleyball team lost 3-0 to Bryan Station Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Hive. The Lady Defenders controlled the match with their size and speed at the net. The Lady Jackets were unsuccessful stringing points together due to the speed of the ball by the Lady Defenders during the match. “We've had a string of playing against teams that do not hit the ball as hard, and tonight the speed of the game caught us off guard a bit,” said WCHS Coach Meghan Bottom. “I think my passers did a great job getting digs tonight. We had some issues closing the blocks and dealing with the bigger blocks that could have helped us.” The Lady Defenders jumped out to a 10-5 lead early in the first set. The Lady Jackets scrambled to all four corners of the court to keep points alive. The Lady Defenders limited Woodford's damage on service points and controlled the set at the net, winning 25-14. “I think we find ourselves intimidated by teams that play fast and we just have to be better about confidence on the floor,” said WCHS senior Anna Holt. “If we play confidently, we can play with anyone, any day.” The Lady Defenders won the second set 25-19, despite a nice rally by the Lady Jackets who were trailing 23-12 earlier in the set. Bryan Station took the third and final set, 25-14. “We are battling injuries right now, and some kids have been sick for the last week so right now just trying to learn and get healthy,” said Bottom. “I was not unhappy with our effort tonight; we just need to work on playing at a quicker pace when that kind of competition shows up in our gym.”

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