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Looking for a victory

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High school volleyball team drops opener, still searching for first win

By Brian Blair

In the game of football, it often takes three years before a wide receiver has a breakout season.

The Owen County volleyball team is hoping the same holds true for them.

Owen County High School Volleyball Coach Amanda Borchers and the rest of the team are entering year number three looking for win number one. If you ask some of those around the program, they will tell you that all of that is about to change.

The Lady Rebels opened the season Monday night at home against Trimble County. But victory once again eluded Owen County as the Lady Rebels fell, 0-2.

They faced off against Eminence Tuesday night in Owenton.

The team has been working hard this spring and summer in preparation for the season.

Borchers said the team has been lifting weights and running two miles a day.

The coach hopes her team learns preparing to win is not just something you do during practice but rather something worked on outside the lines of the court as well.

While the varsity team enters the season looking for its first win, the junior varsity team did have some success a season ago. They picked up several wins and Borchers hopes the experience of winning on that level will carry over.

Borchers is hoping the Lady Rebels are able to get off to a good start and pick up a win early.

Borchers said if the team can get that first win early, that more are sure to come.

In hopes of doing just that, she has scheduled accordingly in hopes of providing an early victory.

The Lady Rebels will be back in action Friday night as they host Williamstown. The girls hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Gallatin County Tuesday night.