Raiders deny Walton-Verona for 34th straight NCKC win
34th straight NCKC win part of 42-game win streak overall against league opponents
Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:00 AM
The beat rolled on for Trimble County volleyball, which ran its North Central Kentucky Conference win streak to 34 matches with a two-game sweep of Walton-Verona on "Pink Night" Wednesday in Bedford.
The Lady Raiders, who have won 42 straight overall against NCKC foes including non-conference games and tournament play, won a pair of tight games by scores of 25-22 and 25-20.
"Walton-Verona is a very good team with strong serves and they dug up a lot of hits," Trimble coach Ruth Staples said. "We continued to play with confidence, despite missing five serves in Game Two, to seal the match."
Sydney Weaver was 8-for-8 serving with an ace and 9-of-11 on serve receptions with seven digs for Trimble. Raven Hudson was 7-for-7 serving with two aces and 13-for-15 in sets, Kayla Baker was 12-for-15 in sets with six kills, Kayla Greenwood had five kills and six blocks, Paige Black had 14 kills, five blocks and 13 digs, Kate Staples was 10-for-10 in sets and Shelbe Black had three kills and five digs.
Before the match, the team honored McKenna Ginn, a senior, as well as her mother, Shelly Ginn, and her grandmother, Jane Staples, with a signed volleyball by the players and coaches, in memory of McKenna's grandfather Shelby "Bud" Staples, who recently lost his battle with cancer.
The team also honored assistant coach Tonya Black, a breast cancer survivor, along daughters Paige, Shelbe and Reagan and her husband, Danny Ray Black, with a volleyball signed by players and coaches.
Trimble, now 14-9 overall and 10-0 NCKC, competes at Carroll County on Monday.