Young Lady Tigers show glimpses of what’s to come versus defending regional champs

With barely more than a week of practice under its’ belt, the Barbourville High School volleyball team knew it had its hands full in a season-opening matchup with defending regional champion Whitley Co. on Monday.

But that did not stop the Lady Tigers from giving a good effort and even putting up enough points in the 2-0 loss to prompt Coach Kim Smith to praise her team. The Lady Tigers were defeated 25-10 and 25-10 in two sets.

“Considering we lost four of our six starters from last season, we didn’t play bad at all. I will take scoring double digits against Whitley Co.,” said Smith. “We have a lot of new girls who are young and we are rebuilding. So we’ll take this performance against a top four team in the region and be happy with it.”

For a complete wrap-up of the Lady Tigers’ opening-day matchup, make sure to grab a copy of The Mountain Advocate, which will be on newsstands Wednesday afternoon. And continue to follow us all season long for complete coverage of the Lady Tigers and all local sporting teams.