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Burgin Fight Off Lady Bearcats

THE HARRODSBURG HERALD/ Jared Holt Liz Marcinek distorts her body to return the serve in Burgin’s 3-1 win over Anderson.

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

At senior night, the Burgin volleyball team came up with an impressive 3-1 win over Anderson County (15-12).

Burgin fell behind early losing the first game, 25-20, after trailing much of the game. The Lady Bulldogs rebounded in the second game jumping out to a 10-5 lead and never looked back taking the game 25-20 and tying the match at 1-all.

“Anderson County gave us an opportunity to see what we were made of, and I like what I saw,” said Burgin Head Coach Maggie McKnight. “I saw some mental toughness on the court from our players after dropping the first set. Anderson is a strong competitor, and we didn’t want to allow them to make any runs on the scoreboard or gain any real momentum. The girls accomplished this by not letting up when we were ahead and not giving up when we were down.” 

Burgin carried the momentum of their second set win into the third, jumping out early and getting their most decisive win of the night, 25-16. 

The fourth set proved to be the most intense going down to the wire. Anderson County led through the first half of the game until a seven-point service run by Summer Burke put the Lady Bulldogs on top, 16-12. Anderson would lead again at 23-22, but wouldn’t win another point as Burgin got the win, 25-23, winning the match 3-1. 

“I have never been more proud of this group of girls,” said McKnight. “After the first set loss, we were able to regroup and make some adjustments in how we were playing defense. The following three sets were the hardest I’ve seen this team work all year. You could see how badly they wanted this win, and they earned every point to get it.”

Burgin finishes out the regular season Thursday, Oct. 2 on the road at Pulaski County (16-12) with the match starting at 7:30 p.m.

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