Volleyball is heading into its last week of regular season action. But before that, Marshall County took three wins and a loss last week, falling only to undefeated Ballard Memorial in a hard-fought match.
Last Monday, the Lady Marshals hosted the Lady Eagles of Christian Fellowship for a sweep of the season. The Lady Eagles have been faced with a rebuilding year being carried on the shoulders of the few remaining members of the district championship team.
Marshall County took the win over CFS in three sets (25-14, 25-20, 25-18). Both Clara Bradley and Bailey Pritchett had 16 digs, with Bradley taking 11 kills. Halle Langhi had 13 kills for the night. Peyton Gresham ended with 27 assists.
Tuesday, the Lady Marshals headed to Murray for another three set win (25-14, 25-12, 25-17). Langhi led in kills with 16. Gresham took the lead in assists and digs (24, 10).
Thursday, Marshall County hosted the Lady Bombers. The Lady Marshals held with the undefeated team, the first set 19-25, but taking the second set 21-25. Ballard Memorial had no intention of losing their streak, but the Lady Marshals continued to fight with Bradley claiming 25 digs, 16 for Pritchett, 12 for Ashley Bremmerkamp, and 11 for Langhi. Langhi fired back 17 kills and Bradley 10. In the end, the Lady Marshals fell the remaining two sets (17-25, 15-25).
The ladies ended the week at Henderson County, taking a 3-1 win from the Lady Colonels (26-24, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21). Langhi had an impressive 25 kills followed by Bradley with 19.
Marshall County was forced into a strong defensive position with double-digit dig numbers being earned by five Lady Marshals. Pritchett and Bradley both earned 22. Bremmerkamp had 20, Langhi had 19, and Gresham had 10. Gresham also put up 41 assists.
The Lady Marshals have two more opponents left in the regular season. Tonight (Tuesday), Marshall will travel to Caldwell County. Thursday, they are set to host Community Christian Academy.
Christian Fellowship are scheduled to face Community Christian tonight in Paducah. Saturday, they will be competing against Caldwell County and Warren East.