After University Heights Academy fell to Caldwell County in the 2nd Region All "A" Classic Tournament, the Lady Blazers have won back-to-back matches and haven't dropped a set in those matches.
UHA's most recent victory came at the hands of Hopkinsville as the Lady Blazers swept Hoptown 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-17) in an 8th District battle Tuesday inside Blazer Gym.
Lady Blazer Coach Faye Hendricks said she was pleased with how her team bounced back after the loss last week.
"I'm really proud of the way that we've worked," she said. "That All 'A' match, we were quite rusty so we're starting to get shaped up to where we were before. I thought tonight we came out a little flat. Hopkinsville's improved quite a bit, and I don't know that we were quite prepared and didn't quite execute the way we wanted to. But we showed a lot of composure fighting our way through ... I thought the second set we played particularly well."
During the first set, Hopkinsville came out early and set the tone and led 6-0 to start the match. It was the Lady Tigers that had all the momentum but UHA battled back and tied the match at 18-all.
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The Lady Blazers then went on an 8-3 run and took the first set.
"I think we got in a hole and they realized they had to dig it out," Hendricks said of their turnaround in the opening set. "We at times make too many unforced errors. You've got a good pass and a great set and then we tank it out or get blocked. We just need to regroup."
Several upperclassmen performed well in the district matchup as Meghan Adams and Katie Beth Stevens each finished with 11 kills.
Hendricks said it's always great to get help from experienced players.
"I think they're experienced enough to have the composure to start out 0-6 and then come back and fight back and not really panic," she said. "They don't start falling apart and yelling at each other. They work together and dig out and we saw them do that in both the first and third sets. I'd like to get to the point where we're not digging holes and having moments where we're clicking a little bit better."
Despite the sweep, the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers were strong in spurts Tuesday, including keeping the set close in the final frame.
Chandler Adams finished with 10 digs while Savannah Peck dished out 12 assists in the loss.
UHA has some time off as it plays Tuesday at Trigg County. Hoptown plays Thursday at Henderson County.
UHA 3, Hopkinsville 0
HHS (3-6) 21 12 17--0
UHA (9-2) 25 25 25--3
HHS: Chandler Adams (10 digs), Alyssa Bearns (1 block, 4 kills, 5 digs), Shelby Isenhoff (3 kills, 7 digs), Hope Pace (2 blocks, 2 kills), Savannah Peck (12 assists, 3 digs)
UHA: Meghan Adams (11 kills, 9 digs), Katie Beth Stevens (11 kills, 3 digs), Zipporah Brechwald (kill, dig), Evelyn Morales (8 kills, 11 digs), Clarissa Miller (8 kills, 8 digs), Lily Hendricks (20 digs), Beth Peebles (8 digs), Sarah Peebles (2 digs)