By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
CORBIN — Other than a rough outing this past weekend in tournament play, the Corbin Lady Redhounds have been on cruise control.
Liberty Roberts’ squad improved to 11-4 on the season with a 2-0 (25-15 and 25-17) win over Rockcastle County Thursday, extending the team’s home winning streak to eight matches dating back to Sept. 1 of 2011.
After the win, Roberts said the streak is something her team has talked about and takes a lot of pride in every time it takes the floor.
“We actually talked a little about the streak tonight and that is something they want to continue,” Roberts said. “They take a lot of pride in the fact that they haven’t lost a match here, so anything to motivate them is a good thing.”
Corbin jumped ahead early in the first set and never looked back, leading by nine points on two occasions before going on for the 25-15 win.
The second set wasn’t as easy for the the Lady Redhounds, losing the lead at one point before grabbing the win.
Corbin grabbed an 8-3 lead before the Lady Rockets turned the tables and rallied to gain a 13-12 lead. The Lady Redhounds scored five straight points to regain the lead, 17-13.
Rockcastle County tried to rally on several occasions, but Roberts and company were able to hold on to get the 25-17 win.
Roberts said she was pleased with the way her team responded to some adversity after losing the lead.
“We were able to battle back and not lose our focus, which is always a good thing,” she said. “It seems like every match we play, we seem to be improving in some aspect, which is always a plus.”
Corbin will be back in action today when they take part in the Lady Colonel First Priority Classic at Whitley County High School.
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Mikayla Vires continues to mow down opponents as she recorded a no-hitter during North Laurel’s 10-0 rout of Somerset Tuesday.
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The Whitley County Colonels picked up their first district win of the season with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Monday.
North Laurel senior Austin Thompson clubbed a home run while driving in two runs during a 2-for-4 effort to lead his Jaguars to their fourth straight win on Monday, defeating McCreary Central, 12-0.
Corbin rolls past B'ville
Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds didn’t waste any time taking control of their game against Barbourville.
After posting a 1-1 mark during their stay in Richmond Friday, Kyle Mink’s North Laurel Jaguars recovered Saturday by knocking off New York’s Dunkirk High School in six innings, 11-1.
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The Corbin Redhounds had a tall order in front of them Saturday, playing host to two of the 12th Region’s top teams at House Field.
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The South Laurel Lady Cardinals improved to a 13th Region-best 19-2 on the season after upending both Dunkirk, N.Y., 10-0 and Rockcastle County, 5-2.
Coming in to the 2014 Lady Redhound Softball Classic Corbin head coach Chris Hart said just like he’s said all season, he wanted his team to continue to improve each time it stepped on the field.
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