PAINTSVILLE – The Betsy Layne Ladycats compiled a 5-0 record to capture the Johnson Central Serve-It-Up Invitational title at Johnson Centre High School on Saturday.
Betsy Layne took a 7-0 overall record out of the Johnson Central-hosted tournament.
During the tournament, Betsy Layne posted wins over Boyd County, Russell, Leslie County, Phelps and Lewis County.
The Ladycats beat Boyd County 25-9, 25-6; Russell 25-18,. 25-15; Leslie County 25-7. 25-21; Phelps 25-11, 25-9 and Lewis County 25-18, 25-18.
Betsy Layne had defeated both Shelby Valley and 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival South Floyd earlier in the week.
The Ladycats, a team under the tutelage of head coach Krissy Crase, blanked Shelby Valley 3-0 in its season-opener on Monday, Aug. 17. The Ladycats prevailed 25-9, 25-16, 25-15 in the winning effort.
Remaining in the win column one day later, Betsy Layne defeated 58th District/Floyd County Conference foe South Floyd. Prevailing in similar fashion, Betsy Layne topped its district nemesis 25-11, 25-18, 25-14 on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The Ladycats entered the regular-season ranked fourth in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) Preseason 15th Region Poll. South Floyd was tied for fifth in the same poll.
Betsy Layne is scheduled to compete in events at Lafayette and Paintsville high schools later in the season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.