Fillies sweep volleyball matches with Grant County and GRC

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By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team won two matches this week with straight set wins over Grant County Monday and George Rogers Clark Tuesday night.
Monday night the Fillies played as well as they have in a while, according to Coach Bill Faulkner.  
“We played with more confidence and with more focus than we had for a while.,” said the veteran coach.
The Fillies won the straight set win 25-17, 25-12 and 27-25.  Grant County had difficulty compensating for the aggressive play from the middle by Mallory Hunter and the setting of Casey Wallace in the Monday night match.  
The Harrison County junior varsity also defeated the Grant County junior varsity 2 sets to 1.  
Grant County falls to 8-10 with the loss.
Tuesday night the play of senior Jordan Doram was the big difference in the match as the Fillies toppled George Rogers Clark in straight sets.  
Doram’s spiking and blocking kept the Lady Card’s on their heels most of the evening as they struggled to return many shots.  
Libero SaraBeth Sowder also had a nice game on the defensive side of play.  
“Clark’s coach and I agreed after the game that Jordan’s play made the difference tonight,” said Faulkner. “She just hit so many shots that could not be returned.”  
The Harrison County junior varsity lost in straight sets 15-21, 17-21 to their Lady Card counterparts.  
George Rogers Clark drops to 6-10 with the defeat while the Fillies improve their season mark to 12-5.
Thursday night Villa Madonna (8-5) will visit the Hilltop for volleyball action.  The Blue Lightning are on a three-game winning streak and have been a thorn as of late in the Fillies side.  
The two have played one common opponent both defeating Grant County in straight sets.
This weekend Harrison County travels to Montgomery County for the Dink Scott Invitational.  The 12-team tournament has three groups of four teams competing in a round-robin-type format.  Harrison County is in a group with Mason County (5-7), Madison Southern (8-9), and Pike County Central (2-14).  This group will play in the old gymnasium or “the Barn” at Montgomery County High School.