Volleyball: Lady Knights defeat Campbellsville

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Marion County loses to Nelson County

By Nick Schrager

The Marion County Lady Knights went 1-1 during their first week of play. The senior loaded team started off with a loss against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals (1-0) and a victory over the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (0-3),

“I like the way we responded to our loss Tuesday by coming out ready to play. We took our offense to Campbellsville early and often and looked really sharp doing it,” Lady Knights Coach David Hibbard wrote in an email. ”I was not pleased with our lack of finishing sets two and three. We relaxed a little too much when we should have kept attacking. Overall, a much better performance and something we can build off of in future matches.”

The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Eagles in three straight sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-21.

According to Hibbard, the Lady Knights’ passing was near flawless as five Lady Knights nailed at least two kills each. Lady Knights senior middle hitters Shelby Goode and Paige Buckman recorded three kills each.

In the second set, Hibbard said the Lady Knights’ serving and passing attacks relaxed some and the team had seven serving errors. 

Senior right-side hitter Sara Abell had four kills while left-side hitter Mckenzie Reynolds had three. 

Hibbard said their final set was a repeat of their second but with passing and defense being relaxed. 

“The Eagles made a few plays that were a result of poor Knight effort,” Hibbard said.

Junior middle hitter Aubrey Logan drilled in three kills to the team’s efforts. 

Nelson County

The Lady Knights opened their season with a loss against the Lady Cardinals. They fell in three sets, 25-18, 25-16, 25-13.

“Nelson came ready to play tonight, and we did not consistently match their level of play. They look like a team that could challenge for the region title,” Hibbard said. “We have to have a purpose about us and be tough enough to handle teams like this if we have any chance of advancing late in the season.”

A strong start in the first set left the Lady Knights leading 15-13 but the Lady Cardinals would fight back and take four straight points and the win. Nelson County’s offense kept the Lady Knights on their toes. Unfortunately, they could not keep up with their opponent and fell in each of the final two sets.