The Madison Southern volleyball team finally got back on the court on Tuesday in Berea.

The Lady Eagles, though, struggled a bit.

A least at first.

Scott County rolled to a 25-14 win in the opening set before Southern was able to recover.

"We played pretty well in the second set," Southern coach Jeremy Grant said. "Then we looked awful again in the third set."

The Lady Eagles rallied to take the final two sets to claim a 3-2 (14-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 15-13) win in the season opener for both schools.

Avery St. John had 11 kills and four aces for Southern. Autumn Griffith had 27 digs and eight aces. Julia Bingham had five kills, four blocks and six digs. Kyla Atkins had 19 assists, 10 digs and four kills.

Macie Daniels had four kills and four blocks. Ally Skidmore had 11 digs. Reece Estep had four kills and three digs. Bre Dawes had seven digs. Kara Combs had 12 assists and one kill. Emma Haselwood had three digs and one kill, while Kennedy Johnson added two digs.

The Lady Eagles weren't able to rally from an early deficit on Wednesday in Berea against one of the top teams in the 11th Region.

Great Crossing (2-0) took control early and rolled to a 3-0 win over Southern. The Lady Warhawks won by scores of 25-6, 25-17 and 25-16.

Bingham had five kills, three blocks and three digs. Griffith had 19 digs. Atkins had seven digs, seven assists and three kills.

St. John had 10 digs and three kills and Estep had two kills and three digs.

"We fought and we scrapped and we were competitive," Grant said of loss to Great Crossing. "We did some things. We adjusted."

Southern is set to return to action today at home against East Jessamine.

Berea opens season with win

The Berea Community volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-8) win over Garrard County on Tuesday at home in the season opener.

Sophia Dobbins had 11 kills, six aces and one assist for the Lady Pirates.

Morgan Short had six kills, four aces and two blocks. Kaley Harrison had two kills and eight aces. Taylor Johnson had two kills and four aces. Trinity Hannon had two kills and two aces.

Faith Dennis finished with 21 assists, two aces and one kill. Taelor Alexander had 10 digs and one assist. Serenity Short had four digs. Peyton Azbill had two digs and Chance Lovins also had two assists.

"We played solid volleyball tonight," Berea coach Jarred Penn said. "We looked really good."

Berea is set to return to action Saturday at the 11th Region All "A" Classic.

Central drops opener

The Madison Central volleyball team opened the season with a 3-0 loss to Frederick Douglass on Wednesday in Lexington.

The Lady Indians fell by scores of 25-11, 25-12 and 25-22.

"We had first-game jitters," Central coach Elizabeth Morrow said. "Our third set was much better than our first two. The girls started finding a rhythm."

Avery Campbell had Addison Martin had three kills each for Central. Sicilia Friend and Libby Miserendino each had an ace. Ella Cornett had four assists and Miserendino had three assists.

Friend had seven digs. Macila Morin had six digs and two kills.

Central is set to return to action today at Lexington Christian Academy.

Model falls to Danville, Sayre

The Model Laboratory volleyball team (0-2) opened the season with a 3-0 loss to Danville on Tuesday at Eastern Kentucky University.

The Lady Patriots fell by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-10.

Model was back on the court on Wednesday in Lexington.

The Lady Patriots suffered a 3-0 loss to Sayre, falling by scores of 25-12, 25-6 and 25-11.

Model is set to return to action this weekend at the 11th Region All "A" Classic.

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