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Owen volleyball team gaining momentum at tournament time

By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School volleyball team began the season with three straight losses. They ended it with three straight wins.
The Lady Rebels hope the momentum that comes with those wins helps them as they prepare for the 31st District Tournament that gets underway this week at Carroll County.
Owen County finished out the regular season last week three matches at home.
On Oct. 1, they hosted  Williamstown.
Back in August, the Lady Rebels won the first two sets against the Lady Demons in Williamstown only to lose the next three to drop the match.
Lightning would not strike twice as the Lady Rebels again won the first two sets but also won the third to squelch any hopes of a comeback.
On Oct. 2, the Lady Rebels hosted Heritage Academy. Owen County was looking for its second victory over the Lady Eagles this season. They would get in three sets 25-15, 25-13 and 25-16.
Oct. 3 was Senior Night for the Lady Rebels.
They would send off their seven seniors in style as they defeated Grant County 25-14 and 25-21. It was the final home game for Haley Decandia, Madison Gamble, Michaela Gibson, Samantha Jacobs, Claire True, Courtney Waldrop and Ashley Williams. The win also enabled the Lady Rebels to finish the season 17-17.
Owen County now gets ready for the 31st District Tournament. The team will travel to Carrollton tonight (Wednesday) for its semifinal match with Henry County.
The Lady Rebels and Lady Wildcats split their regular season matches with each team winning at home. Carroll County enters the tournament as the favorite.
The Lady Panthers went 8-2 against 31st District opponents including winning all three matches played against Owen County. The Lady Rebels finished 4-5 versus teams from the district.
If Owen County gets past Henry County and reaches the championship match they will also advance to the eighth region tournament for the second consecutive year.
The championship match is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.