Knox Central High School’s freshmen and junior varsity volleyball teams went up against Corbin Tuesday night in the Knox Central gymnasium. The freshmen teams played the first two matches and the JV teams followed with three more matches.
The first freshman match was close in the beginning until Corbin went on an eight point scoring streak making the score 6-15 Corbin. The Panthers were able to score six more points, but Corbin came back and scored six more points as well making the final score of the match 21-12 Corbin.
The second freshmen match was another tough battle, but the Knox Central freshman never gave up and held their heads high. KC scored first off of #2 Kendahl Young’s serve. Corbin then went on a five point scoring streak making the score 6-1. The score was close up until the end when the score was 6-3 Corbin, then Corbin scored ten points making the score 13-3. The teams went back and forth scoring a few more points each. The final score of the match was Corbin: 21 Knox Central: 6.
The JV teams stepped out on the court next. Knox Central’s JV teams won two out of the three matches they played against Corbin. During the first match, KC scored first off of #1 Kayla Smith’s serve and earned two points. Corbin took the ball back and scored one point, making the score 2-1 KC. Corbin proceeded to score 5 more points after that. Corbin held their lead throughout the rest of the game and the final score was Corbin: 21 Knox Central: 13.
The second JV match was underway and KC scored first again and quickly earned two points. Corbin got their chance to serve and scored two points, but KC kept calm and came back with 3 more points making the score 5-2 KC. A timeout was called and after they took their places back on the court both teams had their game faces on. It was a close game up until it was Smith’s turn to serve again and KC scored six points in a row making the score 18-8 KC. KC held on to their lead for the rest of the match and the final score was Knox Central: 21 Corbin: 11.
The JV teams played a third and final match. The Knox Central girls really turned it on and were determined to win. Knox Central’s Kayla Smith served first and after volleying the ball back and forth for quite awhile, Corbin scored and continued to score 3 more times, making the score 4-1 Corbin. KC got their turn to serve again and #7 MaryJude Stewart served and KC scored three more points to tie up the game. After that, both teams went back and forth scoring one point at a time. KC took the lead when Corbin served the ball out of bounds giving a point to KC, then KC went on to score three more points making the score 12-8. KC held on to their lead for the rest of the game. The final score was Knox Central: 20 Corbin: 14.
The Knox Central High School Volleyball team will play again on Thursday against Bell County in the KCHS gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.