Volleyball teams have success this week
by Crystin Faenza Sports Reporter
The Russellville Lady Panthers and the Logan County Lady Cougars volleyball teams have had a very successful week. The Lady Panthers have two wins this week over Warren Central and Franklin-Simpson. The Lady Cougars had a strong win over the Christian County Lady Colonels on Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers faced the Warren Central Lady Dragons on Monday morning with a 2-1 win. The Lady Panthers fell 14-25 in the first game, but did not give up. The second game the Lady Panthers fought hard and took the 26-24 win. The last game the Lady Panthers took control and finished the game 25-14.
On Tuesday the Lady Panthers had a district game against the Franklin-Simpson Lady Wildcats. The Lady Panthers played smart and were able to get the 3-0 win. The first game the Lady Panthers took off and stayed about ten points ahead of the Lady Wildcats throughout the entire game and finished the first game 25-15.
The second game the Lady Wildcats would lead over the Lady Panthers for a majority of the game. The Lady Panthers were tie the game at 14-14 and the Lady Panthers would then take the lead. The Lady Wildcats fought hard and tied the game again at 20-20. But the Lady Panthers played smart and finished out the game strong to win 25-22.The Lady Panthers continued to fight hard and won the third game 25-20.
The Logan County Lady Cougars had a big 3-0 win over the Christian County Lady Colonels. The Lady Cougars dominated the Lady Colonels and won the first two games 25-15 and 25-13. The Lady Cougars started to lose focus in the third game but still game out with a win over 25-22.
Chanler Steenbergen led the Lady Cougars with 11 kills. Kapreshia Powell followed with five and Katelyn Jones followed with five. Jones led the Lady Cougars with four solo blocks. Steenbergen and Powell finished with two each.
Freshman Amber Carroll led the Lady Cougars with 15 digs. Carroll was followed by Madison Abbot with 13 and Victoria Cates with nine.
“They played really good the first and second game but the third game they started losing focus. I’m pleased that we finished in three games and the bench really stepped up. We need to work on finishing the third game but we have a lot of young players that are playing good ball and filling in the gaps,” said head coach Steve Lyne. “The bench is really stepping up but I would like for us to finish faster.”
The Lady Panthers will play on Monday and travel to the home of the Glasgow Lady Scotties. The Lady Cougars will travel to Bowling Green on Tuesday to play the Lady Purples.
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