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The Trimble County Lady Raiders defeated Henry County for their fourth straight win of the young 2012 volleyball season Thursday.
Trimble handled the Lady Wildcats 2-0, winning by scores of 25-16 and 25-14.
“As a team we were strong in our serving for the match with 45 of 48 serving, and 18 aces,” Trimble Coach Ruth Staples said.
The scores were not indicative of how lopsided the contest could have been. In the first game the Lady Raiders front 21-13 and allowed Henry to get within reach, at 21-16, before slamming the door. In the second game, Trimble led 24-11 and allowed Henry to score three times before putting the nail in the coffin.
“I think they get a little overconfident and start standing and watching instead of playing the aggressive game we like to play,” Staples said. “When you start playing flat-footed the ball starts falling in front of you. That can happen anytime in volleyball.”
Statistically for Trimble, Paige Black was 10 for 10 with six aces. She also had six kills and two blocks. Raven Hudson was 11 for 11 serving with two aces, and 26 of 26 sets. Sydney Weaver was eight for nine serving with four aces. Kayla Greenwood seven for eight serving with three aces. Kelsie Courtney was six for six serving with an ace. She also had 10 kills and four blocks. Kayla Baker was three for four serving with two aces, and 34 of 36 sets.
“Kelsie Courtney was very aggressive on the net tonight and I’m happy to see that,” Staples said. “She’s not been that aggressive in the last few games so I’m happy to see that.”
Trimble’s coach also praised the work of reserve Raven Hudson who filled the starting role normally held by McKenna Ginn who missed the game for a funeral visitation.
“I think Raven played outstanding,” Staples said. “She played like she’d been playing forever. She played real well. She’s a good setter and she’s been setting JV consistently and well so she was ready. It’s encouraging to see her step right in and not be nervous and she did very well.”
Trimble, now 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in North Kentucky Central Conference play, entertains district opponent Oldham County tomorrow.