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Lady Horns up-ended by Cougars

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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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 we’re 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 don’t 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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