FCHS, Western Hills fall to Woodford Co. in district volleyball

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Woodford County got off to a good start in the District 38 volleyball tournament Tuesday, beating Western Hills and Franklin County at WHHS' Lapsley Cardwell Gymnasium.

The Lady Jackets opened with a 25-4, 25-10 win over the Lady Wolverines, then defeated FCHS 25-18, 25-19 in the nightcap.

The double-elimination tournament continues Thursday with the Lady Flyers and WHHS playing at 6 p.m. The winner of that match faces Woodford County at 7, and if Woodford loses the 7 p.m. match, a third match will be played at 8.

"What really worked for us is we're starting to mesh, to play as a team," Woodford coach Leigh McCauley said. "A few girls really stepped up passing, and that's where it starts. Good passes, good sets, run your offense."

In their match with Franklin County, the Lady Jackets led by as many as 10 points in the first game with the last 10-point lead coming at 22-12. FCHS' Megan Graves served for four straight points to pull the Lady Flyers within six at 23-17, and with rally scoring the lead went to 23-18 on a sideout by Woodford.

That was as close as the Lady Flyers got in that game.

"In the first game I thought we were a little intimidated at first," FCHS coach Kate Dominick said. "They'd just seen Woodford County beat Western Hills pretty big, and I think they played tentative in that first game.

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