By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
BLOUNTVILLE It was a good showing by Johnson County in Blountville on Monday but not good enough to knock off the Lady Cougars. The Longhorns dropped their first volleyball match in three sets, 25-16, 25-19 and 25-18.
The Longhorns led in all three sets, only to be overtaken by Central. Twice it came after the score had reached double-digits.
Right now were being competitive, but we need to take it up a notch, said JCHS head coach Donna Poteet. We need to be scoring points and not hit lulls where we dont score.
Johnson County got some outstanding play from a duo of players.
Aisia Robbins had multiple kills in each of the three matches. Eden Fenner made several good returns from her libero position.
I thought that Aisia played outstanding on defense and offense, added Poteet. Eden had several good returns and played fantastic. I also thought that Lexi Little gave us some good play too.
JCHS took a 4-2 lead to start the second set and was able to increase at 14-10. The Lady Cougars would then reel off five consecutive points to retake the lead at 15-14.
Johnson County was able to retake the lead at 1-15 on a kill by Robins but from there the Lady Cougars would rack up another five straight and ended up winning the set 25-19.
Johnson County pulled even in the third set 11-11 after trailing by four, but Central scored seven in a row to take a commanding 19-11 advantage. They stretched that to 24-14 only to watch the Lady Longhorns rally for five points before Central would score the game winner.
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