SCHS volleyball team tops Henry

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By Todd Martin

The Shelby County girls' volleyball team upended Henry County, 2-1 (23-25, 25-28, 25-21), Monday in the 28th District Tournament at Anderson County.

"I could not have asked for a better match from the girls," SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. "They worked hard and never backed down."

Henry County won the first game, but the Rockets battled back to take games two and three.

"The girls rallied with offense from Leanna Armstrong and serving from Caty Hawkins to win game two," Pace said. "The third game was a great team effort with blocking and digging."

Shelby (12-7) and Henry (22-5) had split two matches during the regular season, with SCHS winning, 2-1, at Henry County on Aug. 25, and losing at home, 2-1, on Sept. 22.

Monday's victory Monday snapped a 10-match winning streak for Henry County.

The Rockets prepared to face Anderson County in the championship game Tuesday, with both teams advancing to the 8th Region Tournament, which begins Monday. The tournament will be hosted by the winner of the 27th District, either North Bullitt, Bullitt Central, Bullitt East or Spencer County.

"It's been a couple of years since we have been in this position, and we wanted to bring into play all of the skills we have obtained to become a regional qualifier," Pace said. "The girls have played well this season and have earned the spot [in the region tournament] that they are in today."