Volleyball recaps (Aug. 26)

August 27, 2021 | 12:03 am

Updated August 27, 2021 | 12:20 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

Owensboro volleyball bounced back from a tough loss to Daviess County by defeating Franklin-Simpson in three sets, while Owensboro Catholic and Apollo fell short in its respective matchups.

Owensboro vs. Franklin-Simpson

The Lady Devils made quick work of Franklin-Simpson, dominating the game and winning in a three-set sweep (25-10, 25-14, 25-8).

Owensboro came with a balanced attack offensively against the Lady Wildcats, as eight different players registered a kill. Junior Mia Covington led the way in that category, tallying nine kills on the night.

Junior Kennedy Thompson led the team with 13 digs, freshman Maya Joska had six assists and paired that with five aces as well.

The Lady Devils now sit at 6-3 overall on the young season and will hit the road for its next match, taking on Apollo at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Owensboro Catholic vs. Trinity (Whitesville)

It took five sets to determine the winner in this one, with Trinity just barely outsourcing Owensboro Catholic 15-10 to grab its third straight win (22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10).

Senior Cassidy Morris led the Lady Raiders in kills with 15, while junior Josie Aull had an impressive 34 assists. Junior Abby Payne and senior Taylor Pedley led the way with 22 and 20 digs, while sophomore Georgie Howard had a solid all-around game with 12 kills and 12 digs.

“We played extremely well tonight all the way around,” said Head Coach Daniel Morris. “It took us a little bit to get our momentum going, but we eventually settled in and played our game.”

Senior Cate Sights led the Lady Aces with 14 kills, while sophomore Kennedy Murphy and senior Grace Moseley led the way with 22 and 17 assists. Junior Emily Christian also had a solid game with 17 digs.

Owensboro Catholic now sits at 1-1 on the season and will take on a tough Daviess County team at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in its next matchup. Meanwhile, Trinity improves to 7-3 and will take on Edmonson County at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30.

Apollo vs. Henderson County

The E-gals weren’t able to muster up stops defensively after a solid start on Thursday, falling to Henderson County in four sets (25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 25-23).

Senior Abby Spong led Apollo with 24 digs, sophomore Ahalia Ramirez had 22 assists and seniors Havannah John and Maddie Boswell both had eight kills each.

The E-gals now sit at 4-4 overall and will have the weekend off before taking on a tough Owensboro team at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

August 27, 2021 | 12:03 am

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