Win-loss-win pattern continues for volleyball squad
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
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Consistency is a good thing in sports, but Rick Erickson would like his Lady Wildcat volleyball piece together a winning streak every now and then.

Trigg County continued their pattern of alternating wins and losses with a three-game win over Crittenden County Sept. 2 in Marion.

The Lady Wildcats improved to 4-3 with a 21-25, 25-21, 25-10 over the Lady Rockets. It’s the third time this year Trigg County has dropped the first game of a match only to rebound and win the final two for a match win.

Ashley Adams was on her serving game, picking up ten aces in the match to go with three kills and a block.

Kalesha Williams and Annie Crabtree also had four aces, and the duo combined for five kills.

Nita Grubbs and Cayla Hampton continued their strong play at the net. Grubbs had three kills and two blocks, while Hampton had five kills.

The win-loss pattern is a familiar one for the Lady Wildcats, who alternated wins and losses for the first ten games of last year.

"We’ve played a tougher schedule than last year, and we were 4-3 after seven games then too," Erickson said." I think it’s a positive that we’re 4-3 with that schedule."

Trigg County travels to Russellville twice this week in a span of three days.

The Lady Wildcats play at Russellville High Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Saturday, they will be playing in the Logan County Invitational.

"We still have to work on passing and communication. If they have their mind right, we do well, but that’s something we see early in the match," Erickson said.

The Lady Wildcats dropped a 25-8, 25-13 decision to Hopkinsville Sept. 2 at Wildcat Gym.

Hopkinsville jumped ahead 8-0 in the first game and 7-1 in the second game and never looked back.

"We just couldn’t get any rhythm and dug us a hole too early," Erickson said.

The Lady Wildcats rallied a bit in the second game. Down 21-7, Ashley Adams served five straight points to make the score 21-12, but Hopkinsville scored the final three points after a sideout for the win.

Hopkinsville improved to 4-8 with the win.

"Hopkinsville has a core of players that practice together in the off season. Not many of ours have, and when you play year-round, you get better," Erickson said.

The game was played in Wildcat Gym, marking the first game there in two seasons.

Renovations to the gym last year forced the Lady Wildcats to play their games in the middle school gym.

Renovation work to Wildcat gym’s bathrooms caused Trigg’s first game of the season to also be played at TCMS.

The Lady Wildcats opened the week with a 14-25, 25-12, 25-23 win over Hopkins County Central, avenging an Aug. 19 loss to the Lady Storm.

"The girls played with heart in that game, and didn’t give up," Erickson said.

The coach wasn’t on hand personally to witness the game because he had to sit out the contest after being ejected from Trigg County’s Aug. 26 loss against Marshall County.

Nita Grubbs was again strong at the net with six kills and three blocks, while Cayla Hampton added three kills and two blocks.

Annie Crabtree added four aces and two kills for the Lady Wildcats.

The J.V. won 16-21, 21-15, 21-8 as Mary Wallace served 14 straight points for the Lady Wildcats in the third and deciding game.
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