Burgin Volleyball Outlasts Casey

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

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The Lady Bulldogs picked up their 10th win of the regular season Tuesday night in thrilling fashion against the Lady Rebels of Casey County (11-7) in five games, 3-2.

After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Lady Bulldogs seemed to relax their play and allowed Casey County to work their way back into the match. The Lady Rebels continued to be the aggressor after tying the game and eventually got the win, 25-21. 

In the second game it was Casey County that jumped out to the 3-0 lead, with Burgin rallying back. After tying the game at 7-7, the Lady Bulldogs won four straight points, taking an 11-7 lead. The Lady Rebels pulled to within two points late in the match, 19-17, but three straight assists on kills and back to back aces all by Summer Burke helped Burgin win the game 25-19, tying the match at one game each. 

“Summer got called for double touching the ball throughout the first game and in the early stages of the second game,” said Burgin Head Coach Maggie McKnight. “She continued to make improvements as the match progressed and did a better job of placing the ball for executed kills.” 

The third match was possibly the most competitive with  the score being tied 10 different times with five lead changes. Burgin held a 22-20 lead in the closing moments of the match, but Casey County was able to win back to back points stealing the momentum and tying the game at 22-22. But Burgin didn’t crumble under the pressure, instead they won the last three straight points getting the win, 25-22 and going up two games to one. 

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