Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

October 3, 2012

West volleyball comes up short on senior night

By Grant Stevens - Sports Editor
Journal-Times

Oct. 3, 2012 —     Improvement is what a team aims to do and the West Carter Lady Comets volleyball team has been consistently improving.    

    Despite making leaps and bounds toward getting better, the Lady Comets failed to capitalize in the final game of the five-game set, falling 3-2 to Fleming County.

    The first game of the night saw West play solid in all facets of the game. Seniors Paige Roe and Megan Centers provided several spikes that left the Lady Panthers unable to make a return, warranting the 25-20 first game victory.

    Head Coach Beverly Barker said her team played well in the opening match.

    “I thought we really came out and played some of our best volleyball we’ve played this season in that first game,” Barker said. “I don’t know exactly what happened in the second game, but we kind of just lost our fire and intensity.”

    After losing the second match 25-13, West turned the facet back on in the third, but was unable to win, falling short 25-20.

    The stay-alive match saw the Lady Comets gather itself enough behind strong play from its senior core to edge out Fleming, 25-19.

    Falling behind 10-4 early, Centers laid down a vicious kill to give her team hopes of a comeback. Fellow senior Stephanie Binion followed the next play with a kill of her own.

    10-7 was as close as West Carter would come to victory in the deciding match as the Lady Panthers won the set 3-2, capping the night with a 15-7 victory.

    West Carter wraps up its regular season on the road tonight at Bath County before it takes on Morgan County in the first round of the 62nd District volleyball tournament at East Carter.

    Grant Stevens can be reached at gstevens@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.