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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights fall in four sets to Lady Maroons

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By Gerard Flanagan

On several occasions, the Lady Knights had a chance to finish things off against Pulaski County on Oct. 10. But, untimely errors and a stout Lady Maroons squad kept the Lady Knights at bay as Pulaski County won in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25.
Mary Ann May's seven kills, along with six from Sarah Clark, were not enough to overcome hitting errors Marion County fell victim to in the game.
"I was proud of the fight we showed tonight," Marion County Head Coach David Hibbard said. "We showed a lot of resilience that we lacked earlier in the season and made Pulaski County really earn their sets. We need to clean up a few hitting issues but otherwise, this was a very solid performance from us."
In the opening, Marion County shrugged off deficits of 5-2, 10-7 and 15-13 before coming back for a 20-19 lead behind May and Clark's three kills. A block from May - who had six in the game - secured set one for Marion County.
The Lady Knights continued their strong play from set one into set two, holding a 15-9 lead at one point before a poor stretch of play gave the set to the Lady Maroons. Set three was also forgettable for Marion County, who only had three kills and committed eight hitting errors. The Lady Knights found themselves down in set four, 10-7, before tying the set at 15 behind three blocks from May. Pulaski County went on a run for a 24-16 lead, but Marion County quickly closed the gap to 24-23 behind two kills from Emma Sullivan and Clark. An error ended the comeback and handed Marion County a loss.

Lady Knights shutout C'ville in season finale
In danger of slipping below .500, Marion County needed a solid outing to end an up and down season. Mary Ann May's nine kills and seven blocks put Marion County at .500 in a win over the Campbellsville Lady Eagles, 25-16, 25-11, 25-22, on Thursday.
The two teams didn't get much time apart, facing each other in the district tournament on Monday at Campbellsville High.
"We have been playing a lot of high level volleyball lately and we took this one just a little too lightly," Hibbard said. "Plus, Campbellsville really wanted to win on senior night and that combined to make this one a little too close. But any win is a good win."
Marion County (17-17) had 12 kills in the first set. May accounted for four kills while Clark had two, as well as two blocks. She finished with three blocks. However, the Lady Knights had five missed serves and five hitting errors in the opening set. The Lady Knights dominated set two from start to finish. May had another four kills and libero Maggie Overstreet had six of her 17 digs.
The Lady Knights let off the gas in set three, committing eight hitting errors. May saved Marion County with five blocks - including the game-ender.