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Carroll County’s Lady Panthers weathered a great start by Trimble County to overcome the visitors 22-25, 25-18 and 25-18 in volleyball action Sept. 9.
“We always seem to win by the skin of our teeth,” Carroll coach Kristen Arbinger said. “It’s always a work in progress. As we keep working at it we’ll be able to take it to the next level. They can do everything they set their minds to.”
“The second and third games our serving improved,” noted Arbinger. “The experience of our three seniors quite possibly made the difference.”
In the opening round Carroll County led 21-18 but Trimble roared back to win 25-22.
“We did everything right in that first game,” Trimble coach Ruth Staples said. “We played our game. After that we got out of rhythm.”
“Simple things, calling the ball, communication, those are little things that make a big difference,” Arbinger said.
In the second game, Carroll County led 24-10 before Trimble reeled off eight straight points. Carroll stopped the drive and closed the deal 25-18.
Trimble took a hit when senior Megan Morris suffered an injured wrist while diving for a ball and had to leave the game.
“We had to bring in inexperienced players,” Staples said, “but overall I thought we did well having lost one of our senior hitters.”
In the third game Trimble led 9-4 but couldn’t sustain the momentum as Carroll evened the score at 10 and never looked back en route to a 25-18 win.
Katerina Woods had six kills, nine digs and four aces; Kyndall Curry had four aces and nine digs.