Lady Lions end 3-game skid
The Pineville volleyball team ended a three-game skid on Thursday when they hosted Bell County. The Lady Lions used a two-set lead to walk away with a 3-1 victory.
For Pineville, the victory helps the team stop a three-game losing streak that included losses to Jackson County, Knox Central and Harlan County. Bell County lost its second game in a roll since picking up a 2-1 victory over Middlesboro on Sept. 23.
The first match set the tone for the remainder of the game for Pineville. The Lady Lions battled back-and-forth early in the set before falling behind 10-9 on a service error.
From that point, Bell County began pulling away after going on a six-point rally behind seniors Madison Mason and Emily Pendleton. An attacking error capped the run with the Lady Cats holding a 16-9 lead.
Pineville cut the lead to 16-12 following a three-point swing with Makenzie Fuson ending the run with a kill. Bell County pulled away to a 19-14 lead before a short run by Pineville cut the deficit to 19-18. Jill Enix ended the rally with a kill.
A Calie Pannell kill increased the Lady Cat lead to 20-18 before back-to-back points by the Lady Lions tied the game at 20-20. The two teams swapped points to bring the score to 21-21 before three aces by Enix gave Pineville a 24-21 lead.
Bell County battled back to tie the game at 24-24 before a service error and a point from Katrina Collett gave the Lady Lions the 26-24 set victory.
Pineville went on to win the second set 25-16 before Bell County forced a fourth set with a 25-20 win in the third. The Lady Lions secured the 3-1 victory with a 25-16 win in the fourth set.
Pineville (9-9) returns to action at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 when they host Lynn Camp (1-13).
Bell County (3-15) will travel to Knox Central (12-9) at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
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