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Trimble completes NCKC sweep at Henry
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Volleyball Raiders have now won 44 straight in NCKC play including 36 straight in the regular season over the past three years.
Trimble County finished off its third-straight undefeated conference season with a 2-0 win at Henry County Wednesday in New Castle, Ky.
The Raiders won the opening game 25-17 then survived to pick up a 26-24 victory in game two to claim the match win.
The victory was Trimble County's 36th-straight in North Central Kentucky Conference play dating back three seasons and the Raiders 44th in a row over NCKC opponents including tournaments. Barring a matchup in the regional, Wednesday's game willl be the last NCKC team the Raiders play this season.
"We played really well in the first game, then became flat in the second game when Henry County began digging everything we hit at them," Trimble County coach Ruth Staples said. "We again found a way to win at 26-24 to seal the match win."
Senior Paige Black had a dominating performance for the Raiders, collecting 21 kills in just two games as well as eight blocks. She was also 5-of-6 serving with an ace, had five sets and 14 digs.
"Paige Black, who is a very big reason that we remain undefeated in conference play all three years, again had a big night at the net," Staples said. "She helps us in every position on the court."
In addition to Black, Kate Staples was 18-for-19 serving with three aces and 21-for-23 setting. Sydney Weaver was 11-for-13 serving with five aces with 25 digs, Kayla Baker had five kills, 13 digs and was 20-for-26 in sets, Raven Hudson was 12-for-13 in sets and nine digs, Kayla Greenwood had three kills and six digs, and Shelbe Black had 12 digs.
Trimble, now 16-9 overall and 12-0 in the NCKC, hosts Collins on Monday in its final home match of the season.
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