Volleyball plays six matches in busy week

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By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team played six road games since last Thursday as the schedule is really busy heading toward district tournament time.  
The Fillies began on Thursday at Pendleton County where they dropped three straight sets to the district rival Lady Cats.  
The matches were closely contested with the final scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-17.  Pendleton County improved to 11-5 with the win.
Saturday the Fillies traveled to Bath County for the Citizens Bank Volleyball Throwdown where they faced some outstanding teams from two other regions.  
They began with Rowan County of the 16th region, a team that they were successful against in an early season scrimmage.  
This time, however, the Lady Vikings were up to the task derailing the Fillies 25-14, 12-25 and 15-6 to improve to 19-3 on the season.  
Raceland was the next opponent and the Fillies lost two straight 25-14 and 27-25.  
After a few minutes of rest the Fillies then faced the Lady Comets of West Carter defeating them by a 25-18, 19-25 and 15-10 score.  
Perry County Central was the final opponent for the day for the Fillies.  The 14th region squad handled the Fillies 25-20 and 15-13 to take the win.  Perry County Central improved to 12-10 with the verdict while Harrison County fell to 7-14 in this rebuilding year.
“We were competitive in each of the matches,” said Coach Bill Faulkner. “In many instances we were just a step away or a person was just out of position enough to not get a big point. We are getting better though and I believe there are still teams that we should beat on the schedule before we get to the district.”
The Fillies ventured over to Nicholas County on Tuesday and improved their record to 8-14 with a three-set win over the Lady Bluejackets.  
Coach Faulkner substituted liberally while rolling up the 25-10, 25-13 and 25-16 set victories.
The Fillies next travel to Mt. Olivet to face Deming (9-7) on Thursday and then play host to Bracken County (9-10) next Tuesday on the Hilltop as they work toward the Fillies Fall Fling which is Sept. 29 on the Hilltop.  
Coach Faulkner assures all that there will be some really good teams here this year for the Fall Fling.