Prep Roundup: Cards fall to rivals
Volleyball team gets win at Bracken County
Clark¿s Logan Blankenship is tripped as he races toward the ball in the Cardinals¿ 2-1 loss to Montgomery County Tuesday night. (James Mannemail@example.com / September 12, 2012)
“It was more of the same — no defending and no ability to win the ball,” he said. “The game was there to be won, but they wanted it more than we did.”
The contest between the two teams was close, but the Indians pulled away as Clark (2-6-1) mustered its only goal on a score by Logan Blankenship on an assist from Wilson Martin at the 10:30 mark of a corner kick.
Martin had a pair of shots on goal, while Andrew Wilson also had a goal attempt for the Cards.
Clark goal keeper Conner Blankenship collected three saves for Clark in the loss.
In the junior varsity game, Tom Spencer, Kaleb Keanaaina and Jose Villa each had a goal to pace Clark in a 3-1 victory over the Indians.
Alec Carrington and Villa each had an assist, while goal keeper Chandler Gaunce collected 10 saves for the Cards.
“It was a slow first half, but the boys came out and dominated the second half,” Clark junior varsity coach Chase Davis said. “(We had) great movement and connection of passes. Great finishes by Tom Spencer, Jose Villa and Keanaaina.”
The team is at Danville Thursday and returns home to take on Fleming County in a varsity only game at 7 p.m. In the contest Saturday, the Cards will be offering free admission to all current Winchester Youth¿Soccer League players who wear their jerseys to the game. Players are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. Each team represented will be announced before the game.
Volleyball: Lady Cards get road win
The George Rogers Clark girls volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Bracken County Tuesday night.
The Lady Cardinals won the first game 25-14 and lost the second one (25-15), before winning the finale 25-11.
Clark coach Robyn Curry was pleased with her team’s performance.
“We are playing good volleyball,” she said.
Carrie Irvin set the ball 34 times, had one error and 11 assists to pace the Lady Cards.
“She was everywhere last night and played extremely well for us,” Curry said.
Aces: Kyndal Curry 4, Sydney Wright 2, Sandra Skinner 2, Amy Kao 2. Kills: Maddie Hamlin 5, Sandra Skinner 3, Darion Marzetti 5. Digs: Kao 20 good digs, 1 error. Hamlin 6 good 1 error. Passing: Kao 10 good, 3 errors.
The freshmen and junior varsity teams each were victorious.
“The freshman team looked really good and they’re really improving,” Curry said.
Next game: Tonight, 7 p.m., vs. Deming at Norton Gymnasium.