Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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October 17, 2012

West volleyball season ends in district opener

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West Carter had an interesting game against Morgan County to bring an end to its 2012 volleyball season, falling 3-1 in the first round of the 62nd District tournament.

The Lady Comets were frequently a few points up or down in any given set, and would go through dramatic drops and rises in their morale that very clearly affected the game.

In light of this, they did exceptionally well, giving the Morgan County Cougars a run for their money in what would become their last outing.

Shining in this particular game were the seniors, keeping their team together and maintaining the momentum that kept the Cougars sweating until the end of the fourth set.

The 1-3 score doesn’t accurately portray the amount of heart these young ladies put into their game, inspiring both cheers from their peers and the people in the bleachers.

After suffering defeat in the first two matches of the night, seniors Megan Centers and Paige Roe came through in a big way for West Carter. Picking up several kills to help lead their team to a 26-24 nail-biting victory in the third set.

The Lady Comets may have had a rough volleyball season, but they did not walk off the court with their heads hanging.

All in all, West Carter finished its season with pride, something Head Coach Beverly Barker hopes will carry over to next season.

“We are trying to build a program here and I think we took strides this season at getting better,” Barker said. “It’s unfortunate, because this is a game we had a good chance of winning tonight, but we have to move forward and start working towards getting better for next season.”

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