By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
JELLICO, TENN. — The Whitley County Lady Colonel volleyball team found themselves in an unexpected battle Tuesday against Jellico, Tenn.
The Lady Colonels (7-3) have rolled through easy wins against the Lady Blue Devils in the past, but not this time around.
Jellico gave Whitley County a run for its money before seeing the Lady Colonels pull out a five-set win, 14-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-15 and 15-13.
“It was a dog fight,” Whitley County coach David Halcomb said.
Halcomb admitted he wasn’t expecting a five-set battle heading into the match, but knew his team was going to be challenged watching the Lady Blue Devils warm up.
“In the past, they haven’t been very good, but once we got there, I knew we were going to be challenged,” he said.
It didn’t take long for Jellico to show it was for real after winning the first set 25-14 and the third set, 25-23.
“They are the most improved team I’ve ever seen,” Halcomb admitted. “They are really good.”
The win was the first of a six-game road trip for the Lady Colonels, as they pay a visit to Harlan County Thursday.
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