• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS volleyball falls to Lafayette, 3-1

THE WCHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM and its fans wore black to show their solidarity in the fight against breast cancer during a “Dig Pink” match against Western Hills earlier this season. The teams raised $1,268 to support Woodford County Relay For Life from Dig Pink t-shirt sales, ticket and concession sales, and other donations. WCHS Coach Meghan Bottom presented her team’s donation to Peggy Carter Seal, of the local Relay committee, and Remy Kennedy, Relay For Life community development manager. From left are, front, Anniston Heim, Justice Mudd, Lea Kemper, Katie Washington, Hope Baker, Riley Dawkins, Lilly Mullins, Kendall Carter, Raylee Carrico, Audri Tupts and Sophia Del Val; middle, Coach Maddie Kunkel, Karigan Smith, Madison Tracy, Kennedy Sayre, Victoria Kupets, Evelyn Milburn, Abigail Stith, Olivia Smith, Hannah Rose and Anna Holt; and back, Coach Chris Thomas, Morgan Warder, Legend Burgess, Olivia Spears, Georgia Sutterlin, Laura Crutchfield, Devan Champion, Adie Preston, Azaria Johnson, Allison Birch, Bottom, Seal and Kennedy. (Photo by Bob Vlach)

The Woodford County High School Volleyball team lost 3-1 to Lafayette Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Lady Jackets had a terrific start to the match but failed to match the Lady Generals in the final three sets. "The girls relaxed tonight and then could not recover from it," said WCHS Coach Meghan Bottom. "Until they realize that winning one set is not enough, this will continue to happen. We did a lot of standing around instead of aggressively getting to the ball. Tomorrow we will start from scratch. The girls will compete in practice and whatever six girls want to start, they will show it in practice." In the first set, The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 12-6 lead on some scrappy play that featured diving for balls, chasing balls out of bounds and into the bench. Woodford took the first set, 25-21. The Lady Generals rebounded by dominating the net in the second set. The Lady Jackets did not have an answer for the thunderous spikes from Lafayette and lost 25-15. In the third set, the Lady Generals took a 7-1 lead before Woodford fought back and evened the score at 12-12. Lafayette would win 13 out of the next 17 points and win the set, 25-16. In the final set, the Lady Generals took control and kept the Lady Jackets on the run. Lafayette took the final set, 25-14. The Lady Jackets beat Frankfort 3-0 (25-23, 25-8, 25-12) Sept. 13 to improve to 5-0 in district play. A night earlier, Woodford lost to Tates Creek 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-20) at home’ “Right now we are focusing on the next game and we aren’t focused enough to think about down the road in the postseason,” said Bottom.

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