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They may not have won the match Oct. 13 but the night showed just how far the program has come.
The Lady Rebels entered the 30th District semifinal match against Williamstown with nothing to lose. The team had already accomplished something by just being in the game. The appearance meant the Lady Rebels had won their opening round match with Gallatin County. It was their first ever win in the district tournament.
Monday night’s match with the Lady Wildcats had been tight throughout. Owen County dropped the first set 26-24 but rallied to win the next two 25-19 and 25-15 to advance to the match with the Lady Demons.
Against Williamstown earlier in the season, Owen County had lost a pair of matches. The first came at home 25-23 and 25-18. The second came at Williamstown 25-16 and 25-15,
In front of a big crowd of supporters from both schools, the Lady Rebels won the first set 25-17.
Owen County Volleyball Coach Amanda Borchers said her team went into the match with a good game plan and the team worked it to perfection in the opening set.
“They did exactly what we prepared for,” Borchers said.
The Lady Demons, however, came back to win the next two sets 25-17 and 25-23 to win the match and advance to the championship game.
Borchers said despite the loss, her team left nothing on the court.
“I asked them to give me everything they had and they did,” Borchers said.
The Lady Rebels finished the season with a 9-14 varsity record.
Expectations will be high next season. The junior varsity team lost only two matches all season and the team will not lose anyone to graduation.