LIBERTY – The Lincoln County Lady Patriot volleyball team’s hopes for a 45th District sweep were crushed Tuesday night at Liberty as the host Casey County Lady Rebels claimed a 2-0 match win.
Casey County won in straight sets defeating a lackluster Lady Pat squad 25-21, 25-14.
Lincoln (10-7, 2-1 45th District) played a close game with Casey in game one of the match, but fell behind early in game two and could never catch up.
“Our performance tonight was a shock,” said Lady Pat coach Amanda Massey-Wiles. “It wasn’t Lincoln volleyball in any way. It just was not.”
“This was an important game to let slide by and I’m really disappointed in how we performed tonight.”
Massey-Wiles said the off-game could be the result of a five-match stand at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington over the weekend and a few ailing athletes on the Lady Patriot squad.
“Honestly, I do believe that probably made a difference,” she said. “We came off a really long weekend in the Lafayette Tournament where we played five matches, and we had a few girls out sick over the weekend that missed practice. I really think it affected us and we just came out here a little bit unprepared.”