Tony McGuireSports Editor
October 1, 2012
On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores volleyball team hosted their annual East Kentucky Mountain Classic tournament. Two teams dropped out late, cutting the field to just four teams. Perry Central won their first and last match, giving them third place in the event.
In the first match, Perry Central took on Knott County Central. The Lady Commodores took the match in straight games, winning 25-21 and 25-20.
Perry Central stats: Ashleigh Bryant 2 kills and 3 aces, Caitlyn Colwell 3 kills, Courtney Couch 2 assists, Morgan Eversole 2 kills, Sarah Miller 3 assists, Rachel Mullins 1 ace, Kayla Rankin 7 kills and 2 blocks, Kassandra Smith 2 kills and 5 assists, Hillary Tucker 1 kill and 2 aces, and Ariel Williams 1 kill and 2 aces.
In their second match, Perry Central took on the Lady Rebels of Atherton. The Lady Commodores took the early lead, but allowed the Lady Rebels to tie the game at 13. Atherton then pulled away. Perry Central had one more run left in them, but came up short 21-25.
Perry Central got off to a good start in the second game as well, but once again, they came up short. A strong rally by the Lady Rebels gave them the 25-15 win in game two, and the match.
Perry Central stats: Haley Back 1 assist, Morgan Eversole 1 kill, Sarah Miller 2 kills, 3 assists and 3 aces, Rachel Mullins 1 ace, Kayla Rankin 4 kills, 5 blocks and 2 aces, Kassandra Smith 1 kill, and 4 assists, Katie Stone 2 kills and 1 assist, and Ariel Williams 1 kill and 1 ace.
In their third match, the Lady Commodores took on the South Floyd Lady Raiders. In game one, Perry Central came out strong to take the lead early. However, South Floyd quickly adjusted and battled back for the 25-17 win.
The Lady Commodores failed to show up for game two as the Lady Raiders made a quick run to the win. South Floyd remained undefeated in the tournament with the 25-5 win.
Perry Central stats: Rebekah Caudill 1 assist, Caitlyn Colwell 1 block and 1 ace, Courtney Couch 1 kill, Sarah Miller 1 assist, Kayla Rankin 6 kills and 5 blocks, Kassandra Smith 1 kill, 3 assists and 1 ace, and Katie Stone 1 assist and 1 ace.
Perry Central finished their night with the Knott County Central Lady Patriots. This game would not go as easy as the first as it would take three games to decide the outcome.
Perry Central took control of the first game from the opening serve, and went on to the 25-16 win. In game two, the Lady Commodores gave up the momentum about half way through. The Lady Patriots tied the match with the 25-19 win. In the deciding game, Perry Central jumped out to the early lead, and rode the momentum to the 15-10 win.
Perry Central stats: Haley Back 1 kill, Ashleigh 1 block and 1 ace, Rebekah Caudill 2 kills, Courtney Couch 1 kill, 1 assist and 1 ace, Morgan Eversole 1 assist and 1 ace, Sarah Miller 1 kill, 11 assists and 2 aces, Kayla Rankin 9 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces, Kassandra Smith 4 assists, Katie Stone 1 kill, and Ariel Williams 1 kill.