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Lady Rockets whip Spencer, Frankfort

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By Todd Martin

The SCHS volleyball team came to life last week, hammering Spencer County and Franklin County.

Franklin County visited Shelby on Thursday, and the Lady Rockets were in no mood to hang around. The girls dropped Franklin 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) in a quick match.

"The Flyers reminded me of Anderson County," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "They brought a big block out of the middle, and they had tough serves."

Franklin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after Shelby County mishandled a few serves. However, the Lady Rockets quickly gained their composure.

"The girls began a little shellshocked," Pace said. "But once the girls gathered their passing they had control of the match. We rallied together to produce consistent serving and a variety of offensive attacks."

Leanna Armstrong, Akia Jones and Keyshia Patterson paced the offense with four kills apiece, and Patterson led the defense with a whopping seven kills, and Christy Hatter added five"

The girls really put together a great game that resulted in a nice victory," Pace said.

Spencer County

On Tuesday the Lady Rockets played host to Spencer County and the Lady Bears were no match. Shelby coasted through the first game 25-14, and won the match 2-0 after an 25-20 second game.

"I thought they played a pretty good match against Spencer County," Pace said. "Spencer is a growing program and their girls did a good job of rallying back during the second game."

After losing a player to injury, the Lady Rockets struggled a little in the second game of the match.

"The second game was a task to stay up," Pace said. "(The injury) changed the flow of the game, and we struggled to keep our heads up. But the girls managed to hold on enough to win."

The Lady Rockets will have Scott County visit Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. match. Then next week the girls will hit the road for three straight matches before returning home on Sept. 18 against Western Hills.