Barren County’s Megan Harp hits the ball over the net on a free ball Tuesday against Edmonson County.

A lull midway through game one that lasted into the beginning of game two hurt Barren County in a 25-15 and 25-23 loss to district foe Edmonson County on Tuesday night.

The Trojanettes had a 10-9 game one lead before the Lady Wildcats pulled away for the 10 point win. Seven of Edmonson’s 16 points in that run came on Barren miscues.

Edmonson held an 8-1 advantage in game two before Barren rallied to make a game of it.

“To me, we weren’t playing tonight,” Barren coach Tina Muse said. “I don’t think they were here. I don’t know where their heads were, but as far as playing and stuff, I just didn’t think they were being very competitive tonight.”

The Trojanettes held their own early behind two kills and an ace from Alissa Hampton and a pair of Kelsey Mitchell kills. Barren took a 10-9 lead on a lift by Edmonson.

The Lady Wildcats rattled off four straight points for a 13-10 lead and never trailed again. The Trojanettes cut the lead to five late, at 20-15, before Edmonson got four kills and an ace to end the game.

Edmonson raced out early for an 8-1 lead in game two. Barren cut the lead to 13-5 and then used solid serving to close the gap even further.

The Trojanettes got four straight points on serves by Haley Myers to cut the lead to 13-9. Mitchell had a pair of kills and Hampton added one in the run.

“Her first rotation when she (Haley Myers) came in, she had about four or five good serves for us in a row and that did give us a lift,” Muse said.

Barren would later cut into Edmonson’s lead, at 16-13, on four points with Hampton behind the line. The Trojanettes didn’t have a service error and were perfect from the serving line in game two.

Barren got an ace from Hilary Rickard and took advantage of two Edmonson errors to tie the game at 18-all.

The Lady Wildcats retook the lead at 23-21, but the Trojanettes battled back to tie things again at 23-23. After the Lady Wildcats took a time out they got a kill from Brittany Shepherd and then a block from Susan Carder on an attack by Barren’s Mitchell to end the game.

“In the second game we went on a run where we were actually attacking it,” Muse said. “Kelsey Mitchell was getting some good kills, we were getting some good passes to start off with and we were being aggressive and we were taking the ball to them.”

Mitchell had five kills and a block to lead the Trojanettes, while Hampton had four kills and two aces.

Barren (3-12) is back in action Thursday with a home match against Metcalfe County.


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