By Chris Parsons
SOUTH LAUREL — The first of two district showdowns between Corbin and South Laurel wound up being a five set marathon.
The Lady Redhounds managed to stay perfect with a 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25 and 15-13) win in a match that both coaches said had a playoff atmosphere.
“That was a really tough game for the girls,” Corbin coach Liberty Roberts said. “A lot of it I think is mental too, because there’s a big competition there between us and South and the girls just get really excited and they get worked up.
“I’m glad they were able to push through this and come back,” she added. “We’ve gotten really good at coming from behind and not giving up when we stumble.”
“These are big rivals and these girls are going to play their hardest against each other and both teams did,” South Laurel coach Fawn Greer said. “I think these teams are equal all around the board.”
Corbin came out firing on all cylinders, grabbing the first set 25-18. South Laurel returned the favor in the second set, storming out to a 14-5 lead. The Lady Redhounds made things close though, trimming the gap in the late going before losing 25-20.
Corbin started the third set grabbing an 8-1 lead, but the Lady Cardinals rattled off eight straight points to take a 9-8 lead. The two teams traded points from then on before Roberts’ squad pulled away for the 25-21 win to go ahead 2-1.
The start of the fourth set was a tug-of-war, but ended with South Laurel coming out on top for the 25-21 lead as a poor service game reared its head for both teams. As the fifth set got underway, the two teams combined for 11 missed serves.
The final set saw eight ties and eight lead changes, but the Lady Redhounds were able to rally from 13-11 to pull out the 15-13 win.
“I don’t know if we were just not focusing, but really there’s no excuse for missing that many serves,” Roberts said. “But I’m glad we were able to pull out the win.”
Corbin slips past South Laurel in a five-set thriller
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The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
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These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
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