Elizabethtown volleyball took down the team that ended its season in the first round of the last two state tournaments Wednesday night. Hosting Mercy, the Lady Panthers fought a five-set battle to defeat the Jaguars 3-2.
Mercy took the first set 25-22, which was followed by 25-23 Elizabethtown victories in the second and third sets. The Jaguars were able to tie the match at 2-2 with a 25-15 win in the fourth set, but the Lady Panthers held on to win the fifth set 16-14 and claim the match.
M.E. Hargan finished the match with 25 kills. Alex Jenkins posted 23 assists. Avery Powers recorded 17 digs. Jessica Smallwood had 11 blocks. Cina Whelan had three aces.
Elizabethtown (13-4, 5-1 17th District) remains at home for a 6:30 p.m. district match against North Hardin Monday.
MEADE COUNTY 3, HANCOCK COUNTY 0. The Lady Waves picked up a home victory over the Lady Hornets Wednesday, winning by set scores of 25-9, 25-22 and 25-8. No statistics from the match were made available.
Meade County (13-7, 4-0 11th District) heads to Breckinridge County for a 7 p.m. match on Tuesday.
GREEN COUNTY 3, JOHN HARDIN 1. The Lady Bulldogs picked up a set but were unable to take the match in Greensburg Wednesday. The Lady Dragons won the first set 25-15, but John Hardin responded in the second set by winning 25-21 to tie the match at 1-1. Green County went on to win the third and fourth sets by scores of 25-20 to secure the match win.
Breanna Davis had 22 digs and 13 kills for the Lady Bulldogs. Julie Keiter finished with 22 assists. Bailey Lowe had four blocks. Sarah Buchanan and Isabella Moore each had one ace.
John Hardin (6-17, 2-3 district) travels to North Hardin for a 6:30 p.m. match on Tuesday.
ELIZABETHTOWN 2, NORTH HARDIN 1. The Lady Panthers completed the regular-season sweep of the Lady Trojans with a home 17th District win Wednesday evening.
Adelyn Inman scored first with 25 minutes left in the first half. Kennedy Carter was credited with the assist on Inman’s goal. Noelle Garcia followed up with another Lady Panther goal two minutes before halftime, with Inman on the assist this time around.
Still trailing 2-0 late in the second half, Kiara Loggins put the Lady Trojans on the board with 15 minutes left to play. Jerica Johnson had the assist on Loggins’s goal.
In the Elizabethtown goal, Emma Grimm finished with one save. North Hardin keeper Aubree Phoutharansy had 16 saves.
Up next for Elizabethtown (11-4-1, 5-1 district) is a trip to John Hardin for a 6 p.m. district game tonight. North Hardin (7-5, 2-3 district) heads to the Elizabethtown Sports Park to take part in the Bruin Classic Friday. The Lady Trojans will face South Warren at 7 p.m.
CENTRAL HARDIN 2, JOHN HARDIN 1. The Lady Bruins picked up their own regular-season sweep by defeating the Lady Bulldogs at the Elizabethtown Sports Park Wednesday.
Taylor Eidson had both Central Hardin goals, while McKenna Johnson had both assists.
Talena Harman scored John Hardin’s only goal with Kaitlyn Rowlett on the assist. Keeper Sharon Tidwell recorded eight saves.
Central Hardin (8-5-1, 6-2 district) returns to the sports park to kick off its Bruin Classic schedule on Saturday. The Lady Bruins will play Marshall County at 3 p.m. and Bowling Green at 9 p.m.
John Hardin (4-9, 2-3) hosts Elizabethtown at 6 p.m. tonight.
LaRUE COUNTY 8, GREEN COUNTY 2. The Lady Hawks returned home with a blowout victory over the Lady Dragons Wednesday.
Bayly Judd brought in three goals. Katelyn Williams, Leticia Salazar, Kayla Downs, Layla Ward and Paule Leal each had one. Parker Puckett was credited with two assists. Haley King added another.
In the net, Amelia Kudrna had three saves.
LaRue County (5-5-1, 2-1 18th district) remains on the road next week for an 8 p.m. game against Bardstown Monday.
MEADE COUNTY 1, BULLITT EAST 0. The Lady Waves sent the Lady Chargers home with a loss Wednesday.
Grace Mattingly had Meade County’s lone goal. Keeper Kerstin Nevitt was credited with the shutout.
Meade County (9-8-1, 3-0 11th District) closes out the regular season on the road against Ohio County at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.