Pikeville, Ky. — For the first time in school history the Lawrence Co. VolleyDawgs won a 15th Region match after sweeping Belfry 3-0 in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Pikeville high school.
Lawrence Co. getting introduced before the game.
In the first set Lawrence Co. set the tone with a 25-21 victory to go up 1-0.
In the second set it was a back and forth affair with the Bulldogs winning 28-26 to take a 2-0 lead.
Coach Blevins talking to her team during a time out Tuesday.
In the third and final set the Dawgs won the set 25-20 and the match 3-0.
The VolleyDawgs celebrate after beating Belfry and winning a Region game for the first time in school history.
Lawrence Co. improved to 20-9 on the season and will play Johnson Central ( 27-4 ) Wednesday in the second semifinal at approximately 7:30 after the Golden Eagles swept East Ridge in the second game Tuesday.
The first semifinal game will begin at 6:00 between Paintsville ( 27-9 ) and Floyd Central ( 23-6 ).
The Championship game will be Thursday at 7:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Autumn Blevins
“… I’m proud of how this team bounced back after the loss to Floyd Central in the district championship. They’ve been doing that all season long and have been so resilient. I’m very proud of them. Belfry is a good team, one that Lawrence County has never beaten before. We worked extremely hard in practice on our game plan and it paid off. We talked about execution over expectations and how we needed to do our part collectively to win this game and to not worry about making history or fulfilling anyone else’s expectations. If we play our way and set the pace, we can compete in every game.
“…This was one of the best games they’ve played all season and the most fun they’ve had as well. It’s the first ever Region win in Lawrence County history and we look forward to continuing our run Wednesday at 7:30.”