The Lady Pounders Come Out on Top Against Lookout Valley

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Luke Keown

THE LADY POUNDERS VOLLEYBALL TEAM COMES OUT ON TOP AGAINST LOOKOUT VALLEY — Coach Ware discussing strategy with team during timeout.

Luke Keown, Staff Writer

The determined Lady Pounders team faced off against Red Bank, Lookout Valley, and Hixson in their third week of regular season play.

Central kicked off the week at home on Monday, August 31, against the Red Bank Lady Lions. The ladies competed hard throughout the first set, but they were overcome by a score of 25-19. The Lady Pounders played a solid second set. The score was back and forth the entire time. In the end, the Lady Lions prevailed 25-23.

Although the Lady Pounders lost, they played a game that kept spectators on the edge of their seats the entire time. Their improvements promise a great rest of the season.

“We have really improved on our passing and communication,” Senior Carmen Crabtree shared. “The entire team has worked hard in practice and it is showing in our games.”

On Tuesday, the Lady Pounders traveled to Lookout Valley High to duel with the Yellowjackets. Central got off to a great start and made easy work of Lookout Valley. The first set ended with the Lady Pounders on top, 25-19. The Lady Pounders kept their foot on the gas and dominated the second set with a 25-6 win.

“We played together like a team. Everyone contributed to make the win happen.” shared Coach Holly Ware.

Thursday, the Lady Pounders went on the road again to play Region Three District Six rival, the Hixson Lady Wildcats. The Lady Pounders gave it their all, but were no match for the Lady Wildcats. They lost all three sets.

Looking ahead, the Lady Pounders will play five out of their next six games on the road. The ladies will kick off the road trip on Tuesday, September 8, where they will battle district opponent, the Howard School. On Thursday, September 10, the Lady Pounders will cap off the shorter two-game week against the Bradley Central Bearettes.

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