Lady Wolverines end drought

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The drought is over.

Western Hills' volleyball team won its first regular-season match in over a year Thursday when it defeated Bryan Station 18-25, 25-20, 15-7 at WHHS' Lapsley Cardwell Gymnasium.

"I don't think it bothered us that much," WHHS senior Caroline Wingate said about the losing streak, "but it got under our skin a little bit.

"We pulled this one out," she added. "We knew we could do it, but we haven't been playing like we should."

The Lady Wolverines went through a rebuilding season last year, and while they won some games in tournaments they didn't win any regular-season matches.

When the season opened last week that trend continued. WHHS had lost three regular-season matches this year coming into Thursday's match but had gone 1-3 in Woodford County's tournament last weekend.

On Thursday the Lady Defenders rallied late in the first game, going from a 16-15 deficit to a 20-17 lead, and went on to win 25-18. They started the second game like they ended the first, jumping out to a 3-1 advantage.

Western Hills came back to tie the game at 5-5 and gradually pulled out to a 20-16 lead, then tied the match at one game each with the 25-20 victory.

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