PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg didn’t have any trouble getting past visiting Lawrence County in a season opener earlier in the week. The Lady Blackcats shut out 15th Region foe Lawrence County 3-0 in a 15th Region volleyball match at the Fieldhouse on Monday evening, giving first-year head coach Bobby Hackworth a win in his debut.
Prestonsburg pulled away to win 25-13, 25-10, 25-15.
Hackworth was pleased with his team’s performance.
“The girls came out and played good as a team,” Hackworth said. “They were moving, talking and diving after balls. It was a group effort. I was very proud of the girls.”
Alex Goble delivered 10 blocks and three kills for Prestonsburg in the victory.
“Alex (Goble) does a great job up in front of the net,” Hackworth commented.
Setting up multiple teammates, Olivia Lowe and Sarah Boyd provided 10 and nine assists, respectively.
“Those two girls did an excellent job of sitting up our hitters,” Hackworth said, complimenting the performances of Lowe and Boyd.
Aiding the Prestonsburg attack, Allison Hall added five kills.
Mariana Jacobs, Kirstin Raines and Haley Wright also contributed for Prestonsburg in the winning effort.
Prestonsburg remained in the win column on Tuesday evening, blanking host Pike County Central 3-0. More on the Prestonsburg-Pike County Central volleyball match follows.
Prestonsburg 3, Pike County Central 0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17): Prestonsburg moved to 2-0 with a 3-0 win over host Pike County Central on Tuesday evening.
“During the match, I started to see the girls seeming to be getting comfortable with their role on the team and each one played hard and contributed,” Prestonsburg Coach Bobby Hackworth commented. “We are not where we need to be but this is the beginning of the season and we still have little things to work on to improve. The attitude this week has been great and everyone has worked hard. We are working on cutting down on our errors and improving each game.”
Leaders for Prestonsburg in the convincing victory over Pike County Central included Sarah Boyd (10 assists). Olivia Lowe (seven assists), Allison Hall (nine kills), Alex Goble (eight kills), Kirstin Raines (six kills, three blocks) and Alex Goble (six blocks).
Prestonsburg was due to host Paintsville for another non-district match on Thursday evening.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.