Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Sports

August 10, 2012

First blood

Trojanettes top Glasgow in volleyball battle

GLASGOW — The Barren County High School Trojanettes drew first blood against crosstown rival Glasgow Thursday night when the Trojanettes picked up a big District 15 victory over the Lady Scotties by a score of 3-0.

The Trojanettes had their hands full with the Lady Scotties as Glasgow never quit until the final point. Barren County won the first game 25-19 and wrapped up the match with a 25-17 victory in game two and a 25-22 win in game three.

“We played so much better than we did the other night (against South Warren),” said Barren County coach Robin McMurtrey. “I think the girls knew this one counted. They were really pumped up to play Glasgow and the crowd support was great. We had the discussion after the game that we have to come prepared to play hard all the time. When they really want it, they play better.”

And it took a good performance from the Trojanettes to knock the Lady Scotties off. The young Glasgow team put up a fight.

“It is always close when we play Barren County,” said Glasgow coach Lauren Shelton. “Today we started off slow and against a good team like Barren County, you can’t do that. You have to play hard from the beginning.

“We ended really strong today, but it was a little too late. We’re coming along. We’re young but we’re coming along.”

In the final game, Glasgow jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Trojanettes came fighting back and scored the next seven points to take a 7-3 lead.

The two teams exchanged points throughout most of the game and Glasgow pulled within two at 20-18. A kill by Shalika Smith brought the Lady Scotties to within one at 23-22, but that was as close as they could get.

“We were focused today. Our serving was better today. We looked like a team,” said McMurtrey. “I changed up the rotation a little bit and switched some kids around. That helped me a lot. I don’t know why I didn’t do that before.”

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