9.15 volleyball

The Lady Indians suffered two tough losses to 11th Region rivals last week on the road — Lexington Catholic and Scott County (in five sets).

They were, however, short-handed because of health and safety protocols.

On Tuesday, Madison Central was back at home and back at full strength.

"We've been practicing hard," Madison Central coach Elizabeth Morrow said. "We've found a pretty decent rhythm and we are working on some things. I was proud of them."

The Lady Indians turned in one of their best performances of the season on Tuesday, rolling to a 3-0 win over Lexington Christian Academy.

Central (8-5) won by scores of 25-15, 25-9, 25-21.

Sophomore Avrey Rigney had a team-best 10 kills. Sophie Hiles had five kills and three blocks, while Riley Campbell had six kills.

"It's been hard to adjust, but we've done really well," Rigney said of players being out of the lineup recently. "When players come back, its hard to adjust to them being back."

After winning the first set, Central took a quick 7-2 lead over LCA in the second. Rigney had a block and an kill as the Lady Indians took control.

The Lady Eagles trailed 8-2 in the third set, but battled back to within three points late, including at 22-19 and 23-20. However, Hiles had a big kill which allowed Central to close out the match.

Ananiah Huguely had five blocks and three kills. Addison Martin had three kills. Skylar Whitaker had three blocks and two kills. Lean Crump had one block.

Mary Carol Adams and Kierstin Osborne had two assists each, while Macaila Morin and Journey Miserendino each had an ace.

Central is set to return to action today at Woodford County.

Southern wins again

The Madison Southern volleyball team pushed its winning streak to four matches with a 3-1 win over Lincoln County in Stanford.

The Lady Eagles (9-2) won by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 25-18.

Kyla Atkins had 17 digs, 15 kills, 13 assists and four aces.

Chayse McCreath had seven aces, seven digs and two kills. Reece Estep finished with four blocks, three aces, three kills and five digs. Bre Dawes had 15 digs and one kill.

Kara Combs had 16 assists, three digs, one kill and one ace.

Kaylee Davis had seven digs, four kills and four aces. Macie Daniels had four kills and a block. Ally Skidmore had 10 digs, Anna Seals had four digs and Abby McMullins had two digs.

Southern is set to return to action Thursday at home against Trinity Christian.

Berea tops Powell County

The Lady Pirates picked up a hard-fought five set win (25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25, 15-13) Monday at Estill County.

They were back on the road again on Tuesday — and once again got a well-earned victory.

Taylor Johnson had nine assists and five aces as the Lady Pirates (10-7) defeated Powell County, 3-1, in Stanton. Berea won by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 12-25, 25-21.

Morgan Short had eight kills and two aces. Sophia Dobbins had three kills. Aya Fouch had two assists. Madison Howell had two aces, one kill and one assist.  Kadence Bertotto had two digs and one ace.

In the win over Estill County, Dobbins had 23 digs, 14 kills and three ace. Johnson had 12 assists and 10 digs. Short had eight kills and five blocks, while Howell had seven blocks and five kills.

Berea is set to return to action Thursday at home against Frankfort.

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