Lady Bears win in 3 sets over Pineville

Staff Report

Harlan County bounced back from a loss a night earlier at Harlan by blowing past visiting Pineville 25-8, 25-2 and 25-14 on Tuesday to even its record at 2-2.

Morgan Burke had 13 aces in the first set as HCHS built a big lead early. Chelsey Noe added three aces in the set.

Krista Burke reeled off seven aces in the second set as the Lady Bears dominated with their serves. Valaree Day had four aces. Natalie Middleton added 10 straight points on her serve before Noe closed with two.

The third set started with four straight aces from Miranda Cook. Brooklyn Collins, Sophia Sergent, Olivia Minor, Whitney Couch, Kathryn Bailey and Emily Long added points.

“The team as a whole played good against a young Pineville team,” Harlan County coach Stacy Noe said. “Our schedule will present plenty of challenges the rest of the way. Our girls know they could win every game or lose every game. It is up to them on what type of success they want to have.”

Harlan County will have three home games next week, taking on Barbourville on Monday, Bell County on Tuesday and Knox Central on Thursday.

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