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September 20, 2013

H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Lady Pirates pick up second-straight win

BEREA — The Berea Community (4-13) volleyball team picked up their second consecutive victory Thursday with a 3-2 win over Breathitt County at home.

One night after defeating Morgan County 3-2, the Lady Pirates picked up-where they left off, winning the first game 25-14.

Breathitt County won the second game 14-25, only to see Berea bounce back to take game three by a score of 25-19.

Breathitt took game four 13-25, but the Lady Pirates came out on top in the fifth and deciding game 15-7.

“It definitely feels good to get two in a row. The past two games we were evenly matched against two pretty good teams,” Berea coach Amanda Thacher said. “I think the girls are starting to come together and are playing as a team. They are starting to really show what they are made of and it feels great.”

The Lady Pirates return to action today at 6 p.m. in Berea against Sayre.

Bryan Station 3, Madison Southern 1

The Lady Eagles (8-8), fell 3-1 to Bryan Station Thursday in four very closely contested games in Berea.

Three of the games were decided by only two points.

Bryan Station won the first two games 25-18 and 25-23. Southern bounced back to take game three by a score of 27-25, but the Lady Defenders closed out the match with a 28-26 win in game four.

Southern coach Jeremy Grant said he thought his team should have won the match against a team that has given the Lady Eagles trouble in the past.

“I honestly feel like we outplayed them the majority of the night and we should have won in four games,” Grant said. “We did a lot of good things and then late we kind of shot ourselves in the foot and missed a lot of serves down the stretch.”

Despite the setback, Grant said he likes where his team is heading down the homestretch of the season.

“This is the third or fourth match in the last three weeks that has gone four games. We’re getting there. We’re really close,” Grant said. “If we keep up this effort and keep doing the things we’re doing well, we’ll be OK. This is where you want to be going into the final three weeks of the season.

Southern hosts rival Madison Central Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Berea.

Madison Central 2, Montgomery County 1

The Madison Central Lady Indians (8-3) picked up their second-consecutive win Thursday, 2-1 over Montgomery County in Mount Sterling.

Montgomery knocked off the Lady Indians 25-21 in the first game, but Central stormed back to take the next two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-23.

Central will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to Berea to take on rival Madison Southern at 7 p.m.

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