Boyle County hung tough but couldn't knock off Pulaski County, ranked No. 1 in the 12th Region, Thursday night.
The Rebels, which are ranked second in the region, lost 25-21, 25-21 to the Maroons.
Rachel Staub had eight of the team's 15 kills, and she and Bruna Lozano each had three aces for Boyle.
Boyle coach Dana Stigall said her team's defense is playing extremely well, but it's costing the offensive attack.
"Our defense is awesome and we pass it out and set it up, but we just don't put the ball down," Stigall said.
"You're not going to score points if you're not putting the ball down. "