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Commanderettes struggle on the road

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By The Staff

By Jimmie Earls

Sun Sports Writer

The Washington County Commanderettes hit a rough patch last week with home losses to Elizabethtown and Marion County. They followed up their home stand with a string of tournament losses at Marion County.

The week started with a 2-1 loss to E-Town last Tuesday. They followed up hosting rivals Marion County on Thursday night. After losing the first game 25-22, the Commanderettes fought back to take the second game 25-21 before Marion won the rubber game 25-16 for the 2-1 win.

After a day off, Washington County headed south of the border to Lebanon where they participated in the Marion County Tournament on Saturday.

It was an off-day for the ladies as they struggled through the tournament schedule. They fell 0-2 to Corbin, John Hardin, Southwestern and Marion County twice before tying with Garrard County 1-1.

The Commanderettes played better than their 0-5-1 reflected during the tourney. Several games were lost by only two or three points, emphasizing the point that even the smallest error can mean the difference between wining and losing. The squad followed up the tourney with a 2-0 loss at Central Hardin Monday night.

“Our play at the Marion County tournament was pretty lazy,” said WC head coach Brett Hudson. “We played probably the worst transition defense that we have played this season. We were missing two of our starters in our games this past weekend, which really cost us. Again we simply could not find a way to win. We had good energy, pretty good passing and decently consistent setting, but too many mistakes. If anything else held us back in our game against Central, it would be our need to hit the ball harder and put more pressure on our opponents.”

The Commanderettes hit the road again this week visiting Nelson County on Thursday, participating in the LaRue County tournament this Saturday and taking on the Lady Tigers in Bardstown on Tuesday.

“We are very optimistic that this week’s games and the tournament games that we are set to play this coming weekend will bring us some wins,” Hudson added.

Pick up next week’s issue of The Springfield Sun for continuing WC volleyball coverage.