Lady Rebels rally to save week

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School volleyball team headed to Grant County Aug. 28 on a three match losing streak. After two sets against the Lady Braves, it looked certain another loss was in the cards.
Then it happened.
After losing the first two sets by 2 points each, 25-23 and 32-30, the Lady Rebels began the comeback. They would win the third set 25-20 and then the fourth 25-22 to set up the deciding fifth set.
Once the fifth set began, the outcome was never in doubt as Owen County dominated 15-3.
The win by the Lady Rebels was the fourth-straight match win over the Lady Braves dating back to 2010.
The Owen County players headed back to Owenton fully aware of what it felt like to be Grant County and lose a match after winning the first two sets. It had been just 24 hours since the Lady Rebels had done the same thing.
On Monday, Aug. 27, the team traveled to Williamstown to take on the Lady Demons. Owen County jumped out to a 2-0 set advantage by winning 25-23 and 25-13. They would however let the win slip through their fingers as Williamstown rallied to win the next three sets to take the match.
The Lady Rebels would return home closing out the week and the month of August by hosting Western Hills.
Owen County was on top of its game in the first two sets winning 25-16 and 25-18.
The Lady Wolverines would have their way in the fourth set winning 25-10 to force a fourth set.
As it turned out, the fourth set would be the deciding one as Owen County pulled away for the 25-22 win.
Owen County head into this week hoping to keep the positive vibes going as they travel to Newport Wednesday before facing two of their nemesis.
The Lady Rebels will welcome Trimble County High School to town on Thursday before traveling to face off with Walton-Verona on Monday.
Owen County dropped matches to both squads to open the season.
The Lady Rebels will close out the week with a home contest against Pendleton County on Tuesday.