Lady Warriors win 12th Region Showdown

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The Southwestern High School volleyball team rejoiced after a scored point in a recent match.


CORBIN - The Southwestern Warriors volleyball team travelled to Corbin on Thursday night in hopes of avenging a previous loss to the Lady Redhounds earlier in the season. On August 21, the Lady Redhounds came to the Wigwam and defeated the Lady Warriors by a score of 2-1. With a hard fought, close match on Thursday, Southwestern pulled out the win by a score of 2-1 over the Lady Redhounds.

Southwestern came out flat in the first set and Corbin took a 7-0 lead. The Lady Redhounds defense played well in the set, with the Lady Warriors unable to close the gap until late in the set. Emmie Vanover had two kills and Kami Wilson scored several points on serve, but the Lady Redhounds lead was too great to overcome and the Lady Warriors lost the first set by a score of 25-20.

Corbin jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second set, but the Lady Warriors responded. Leah Hollis served well in the set, winning three consecutive points on her first service rotation and then six more points the next time is was her turn in the rotation to serve. Defensive digs by Kami Wilson and Sydney Wilson were key during the set, and the final point was scored on a kill by Grace Taylor as the Lady Warriors took the second set with a 25-14 win.

Diamond Johnson had five kills in the third set, and individual kills by Charli Aguirre, Payton Brock, Taylor and Vanover led the offense for the Lady Warriors. But Corbin would not go away and the set was close, with the Lady Warriors eventually winning by a score of 25-23 and taking the match 2-1.

The Lady Warriors improved to 18-11 on the season and will travel to West Jessamine on Saturday morning for an important region matchup.

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