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August 28, 2013

Lady Maroons breeze past Somerset in 3 sets

Somerset — Pulaski Lady Maroons traveled to the Briar Patch to take on district rival Somerset, in the first district match up of this young 2013 season. Pulaski brought home the win 3-0 (25-12, 25-18,25-13).

“Frustrating is the word that comes to mind tonight,” stated Somerset coach Kelly Venters. “We weren’t mentally ready to go and the girls need to learn to communicate on the court.”

The Lady Jumpers are on a five-game losing streak after winning their first two games of the season. Somerset fought back in the second set but there efforts were not enough to gain the lead.

“I thought we came out and took care of business pretty well, our freshman team got us started with a win tonight,” began Lady Maroons coach Teresa Combs. “We have some room for improvement, some things we need to do better but overall I’m very pleased.”

Pulaski has only played five games this season with two losses coming from Tates Creek and McCracken County.

In the first set the Lady Maroons got the lead early and held on to it the whole game. Pulaski went on a 7-1 run, including three kills from Samantha Randolph, forcing the Lady Jumpers to take a timeout. After the timeout Pulaski continued firing the ball back at the Lady Jumpers to start an 8-1 at 22-11, including a kill and a block from Chelsea Smith. Pulaski won the first set by 13 25-12.

“We need someone to step up and be a leader for this team no one has done that yet this season,” Venters remarked. “Passing is also something that we need to improve on, we had too many bad passes and too many drops tonight.”

In the second set Pulaski took the lead looking to skunk the Lady Jumpers when they sprinted out to a 15-0 lead. CeCe Roberts lead the way with her serving having five aces in that span. The Lady Jumpers fought their way back going on a 9-1 run late in the set. Somerset’s Aubrey Kelley had two kills and Kristen Moore had an ace. Pulaski pulled themselves together in a timeout and ended the game shortly after, 25-18.

“Sam (Randolph) and Rachael (Daniels) want to lead this team and Rachael came in serving great at the end. Sam did her part as far as hitting, passing, and setting. The seniors took care of business by leading the girls tonight.”

In the third set the Lady Jumpers got their first lead if the game jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Pulaski was able to tie at 5 all. Rachael Daniels put the Lady Maroons on top with two aces starting a short 6-1 run.

 Pulaski’s Katie Dick had two blocks in a row to give the Lady Maroons a 10-point advantage. Somerset’s Kelley tried to fight back getting an ace late in the final set but the deficit was too far to overcome. Pulaski won the final set 25-13.

For Pulaski, Roberts had one kill, 13 assists, and eight aces. Randolph had 17 kills, four assists, and three aces. Ashtyn Lyons had four kills and three assists. Dick had two blocks and one kill. Alyssa Black had four assists and two aces. Smith had one block and one kill. Daniels had five aces. And Jessica Ping had four kills.

For Somerset Kelley had one kill, six blocks and one aces. Kristen Moore had one ace. Kaitlyn Moore had three kills. Haley Ellison had one ace and one block. Lauren Maynard had one kill and one ace.

The Lady Jumpers’ record for the season is 2-5, and they return to action at the Briar Patch on Saturday, Aug. 31, hosting the 12th Region All “A” Classic. Pulaski’s record is 3-2 so far this season, and they will be back in action tonight playing South Laurel at home.

 

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