After a somewhat disappointing 2-2 showing in the Berea Invitational Tournament, the Lady Pirates have won 4 matches in a row. That win streak includes big district wins over Estill Co. and Lee Co., as well as wins over Morgan Co. and Frankfort. The Lady Pirates now have sole possession of first place in the district race at 2-0, while Lee is second at 1-1 followed by Estill at 1-2 and Owsley Co at 0-1. They also have more wins than any other team in the region at 10-3. The latest KVCA poll has Powell tied with Leslie for the #4 spot in the 14th behind Letcher (6-2), Wolfe Co. (7-4), and Hazard (5-2).
The first match after the BIT was at home with Morgan Co. The Lady Pirates won in straight sets, 26-24, 25-12, and 25-13.The Lady Cougars held a 23-22 lead in that first set, but Powell’s defense held with sophomore Sierra Dawson serving to to up 24-23, Morgan managed to tie at 24-24 but two straight scoring serves by Erika Howard gave the Lady Pirates the win. The second set saw Powell pull out to an early 12-6 lead, stretch that to 20-11, and then run off 5 straight for the win. The final set saw PC again with as big lead at 20-9 and go on for the win.
The following night saw the Lady Engineers come to town with a win in mind. The first set was a marathon, record-setting 38-36 affair. Both teams had numerous chances to win but couldn’t capitalize and Estill got the win. The Lady Pirates lost that battle but won the war, taking set 2 25-8 and the third set 25-18. Estill wasn’t through, and came back to win the 4th set 25-10. The 5th and final set was all Powell Co. as the Lady Pirates won 15-4.
On Thursday night, another district opponent, undefeated Lee Co. came to Stanton. The Lady Cats were at 5-0, but the Lady Pirates handed them their first loss of the season in 3 sets, 25-10, 27-25, and 25-22.
Tuesday was another road trip, this time to Wilkinson Gym to play the Frankfort Panthers. The Lady Pirates took this one 25-7, 25-12, and 25-9.
Next Week: Monday, at Morgan Co.
Tuesday, home, Perry Co. Central
Thursday, home, Bath Co.
Saturday, Bourbon Bash, playing Bourbon Co., Russell Co., TBA and TBA
“A lot of distractions Fair.
Bash, playing Bourbon Co., Russell Co., TBA and TBA
“A lot of distractions this week and next, with Miss Powell Co. and the Powell Co. Fair. Our biggest job right now is to stay focused and build on what we’ve accomplished so far. Up to now, the girls have handled it well and kept their mind on volleyball. We’d like to thank the Middle School and Stanton Christian Church for letting us get in a couple of practices while our own gym is in use for the pageant.”