Lady Flyers gaining ground on Woodford

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Franklin County's volleyball team hasn't beaten Woodford County yet this season, but the Lady Flyers are getting closer.

Woodford defeated FCHS 25-20, 25-21 Wednesday night at Franklin County, less than a week after beating the Lady Flyers in the Woodford County Invitational.

In tournament action Saturday, FCHS lost in two games to the Lady Jackets and didn't score 20 points in either of the games. On Wednesday the Lady Flyers stayed with Woodford through both games.

"We played really well," FCHS coach Kate Dominick said. "We didn't serve quite as well as we did last night (Tuesday's win over Western Hills), but we played really well."

Franklin County fell behind by five points midway through the first game, the last five-point deficit coming at 19-14. FCHS managed to cut the lead to two points at 21-19, but Woodford's Linzi Clark served the last three points to close out the scoring.

"We had some trouble adjusting," Dominick said. "Woodford's No. 6 (Andrea Hurtz) is a strong hitter, and it took us awhile to adjust to the angle she was hitting at. Near the end of the first game and the second game we made the adjustment and that made it a lot easier, but it took us awhile."

FCHS' Meagan Hensley served to open the second game, and the Lady Flyers went out to a 3-1 lead.

Woodford came back to tie the game at 4-4, and the game stayed close the rest of the way.

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