West Jessamine was able to sweep Boyle County 3-0 in Tuesday’s match that served as a good tuneup for this coming weekend’s Woodford County Invitational.
The Lady Colts jumped out to a 9-1 lead in game one and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game. Up 22-12, Boyle began to creep back in the game, getting to 23-18 when West took a timeout.
Coming out of the timeout, West scored two straight — including a game-winning ace by Ashlee Rose — to win 25-18.
“I felt like Ashlee got us on a really good start in that first game,” coach Debbie Rose said. “I feel like we’re playing in a pretty good mode right now, playing well as a team.”
West controlled game two as well. Great serving throughout helped the Lady Colts to an 11-2 lead. Boyle began to get a little momentum when it closed the game to 17-7, but West responded with an 8-0 run built on Kelsey Sander’s serving. She had two aces during the run. West won game two 25-7.
West put away Boyle 25-12 in game three. The Lady Colts held 20-9 lead and rattled off four a straight points, with two aces by Lena Samaan. At 24-9, Boyle rallied to 24-12, but West ended the game there.
“We knew that Boyle would be a very scrappy team; they’re very quick,” Rose said. “I knew that if we just hit the ball hard that it would keep them out of their offense and keep their good hitters from hitting the ball.”
West is excited heading into Woodford this weekend and Rose said it will be a good indicator of where the team is.