The Lady Patriots volleyball team was on the road as they traveled to Taylor County on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The Junior Varsity squad won a thriller 25-22 and 30-28. Adison Heath broke a 21-21 tie as she scored four points in a row to win the first game.
The second game was a tie until Chloe Richards got the serve tied at 28-28 and served the last two points to gain the hard earned victory.
“I am so proud of these ladies,” stated Coach Glen Pratt. “They did not want to lose this match.”
The varsity team started strong, winning the first game 25-11, but lost their focus, and Taylor County won the second game 16-25.
Brooke Butcher made sure there was no let down in the third game, as she started the game with six straight aces, and the Lady Patriots rolled to a 25-15 win.
Brooke had 10 points with eight aces, followed by Emma Post with 10 points, seven aces and three kills.
Abby Hartley added 10 points, four aces and four kills. Elleonna Stump controlled the net as she had 5 kills.
“It was a test of character after the second game loss,” said Pratt. “Our eigth-grade ladies decided to take over the match to seal the win. I am very proud of how the girls made sure this victory would not slip away.”
Finally, after seven straight away matches, the Lady Patriots were at home on Wednesday, Sept. 27, taking on an improving South Harrison club.
The Lady Patriots JV came out ready to play and roll to a 25-10, 23-25 and 25-21 win. Payton Aman was on fire scoring 14 points with 7 aces. Channing Carson added 9 points with 5 aces. Chloe Richards and Macy Franklin added five points each in the win.
The Lady Patriots varsity came out hot as sixth-grader Courtney Hartley scored 15 points in a row, including seven aces as the Lady Patriots rolled to a 25-3 win.
In the second game, South Harrison played hard and the Lady Patriots hung on for 29-27 win and the victory in the match. Brooke Butcher scored nine points with four aces.
“South Harrison has a real good server that gave us some problems in the second game,” said Pratt. “We found our game and hung on for the victory. I am proud of our effort and enthusiasm as we played great team ball.”