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August 10, 2012

Cruise Control

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

CORBIN — It may have taken the Corbin Lady Redhound volleyball team a while to get things going against Bell County Thursday night, but once they did there was no looking back.

Second-year coach Liberty Roberts’ squad cruised to a 3-0 win in its season opener (25-16, 25-16 and 25-12), led by senior Vanessa Wiseman’s eight kills and Landry Jung’s 54 assists.

“I think we started out with a lot of nerves because we had only played at camp and this was the first game in their gym,” Roberts said. “I think overall it was a good opponent to play because they needed to see that we're going to play teams that are able to track the ball well.

“We’ve got to be more aggressive against teams like this and I think we did that tonight,” she added.

The first set was a back and forth affair until Corbin was able to jump ahead 19-14, and eventually close things out at 25-16 on three straight service points by Jung.

The second set was much closer throughout with the teams trading points up until the Lady Redhounds again pulled away and sealed the deal, this time with Hannah Norris rattling off three straight points on serve to grab the 25-16 win.

After seeing her team loosen up for the third set, breezing to a 25-12 win, Roberts said her team's experience played a part in the third and final set.

“The biggest thing this year is that these girls by in large played together last year,” Roberts said. “We only have about two that did not play as part of this team, so they really gelled and it started to show.

“We have Vanessa (Wiseman) and she is a four-year varsity starter in this program, so she’s a real leader in terms of being aggressive,” she added. “Some of the other girls have really picked up their skill level a lot so some of the experience is starting to help.”  

Norris and Catie Tucker each had five kills in the match.

Corbin will be in action Tuesday when they face North Laurel for the first of three straight matches on the road. The Lady Redhounds will return home on Aug. 28 when they host rival Whitley County.

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