The Burgin volleyball team entered Tuesday night’s game against West Jessamine feeling good about themselves and for good reason. The Lady Bulldogs had won five straight and their second straight 12th Region All “A” Classic without losing a single game. They were also at the top of the 46th District standings and hadn’t lost at home since August 28 2010. But all that changed as the team suffered their first home loss in two years to the Lady Colts of West Jessamine.
“I’m disappointed,” said Burgin Head Coach Maggie McKnight. “I feel like we have some work to do in the gym before we meet them in our second match of the season and before the district tournament, but there were still some positive things I saw on the court.” After falling in a big hole early in the opening game, the Lady Bulldogs were able to fight their way back, tying the game at 13-13 and even held the lead momentarily, 15-13. But the Lady Colts answered, winning the next three points and taking the lead, 16-15.
West continued to lead until four straight held serves by Randi Burke put Burgin ahead, 22-21. The Lady Colts were able to answer again with three straight points taking a 24-22 lead and exchanged the game’s final two points with Burgin to get the win, 25-23.
The second game was just as close and ended just as devastating for Burgin as the first.
Burgin once again fell into a deep hole early, 8-1 and spent much of the early parts of the game fighting their way back and tying the game at 14-14. The teams would tie the score five more times in the game including 24-24.