By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
The Whitley County Lady Colonels made quick work of district rival Knox Central Monday, sweeping the match in straight sets (25-20, 25-19 and 25-21) on the road.
With the win, Whitley County improves to 9-3 on the season, while the Lady Panthers fall to 2-5.
Knox Central was able to stay close in the first set until the Lady Colonels stretched the gap to 21-14. The Lady Panthers closed the gap to three at 23-20, but David Halcomb’s squad hung on for the win.
The second set was much of the same as the teams score stayed close until the late stages. The Lady Colonels grabbed a 20-14 lead before seeing the gap cut to 20-18. Whitley County rallied to go ahead 24-18 and closed things out at 25-19.
After the win, Halcomb said he was pleased with the way his team stayed focus during a few of the runs Knox Central made.
“Our girls did a good job of staying focused and toughing this out,” he said. “You have to give credit to Knox Central though, they are getting better every time we’ve played them.
“They’ve had a few big wins over Clay and Bell County lately and they are going to be good come postseason,” he added. “But I was really proud of the way our kids didn’t get rattled and kept pushing toward our goal.”
The Lady Colonels closed things out in the final set with a 25-21 win and are now in line for a match-up with former district rival Corbin today.
Halcomb said that despite the fact it’s no longer a district game, his team is still excited about facing the unbeaten Lady Redhounds.
“This is a huge match because we are No. 1 and 2 in most of the region polls,” Halcomb said. “The girls really get excited for this match because it’s a good atmosphere to play in and the fans really enjoy it.
“I think it will be a competitive match and I think the kids will be ready,” he added. “Any time you play Corbin you can bet it’s going to be exciting, but we’re just preparing for another raod match.”
The match is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at Corbin High School.
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