University Heights Academy volleyball held its senior night festivities before playing host to Christian County on Thursday night and made sure they came out with the win.

UHA battled back on two different occasions to take a three-set sweep over County at Blazer Gym (25-23, 25-11, 25-23).

Lady Blazers' head coach Faye Hendricks said her bunch was tested Thursday but was happy with the way her kids were able to dig themselves out of the holes they were in.

"It was really our play that was the problem," Hendricks said. "First set we just came out way too amped up from senior night and we just couldn't serve. We made five service errors.

"We started the third set with three serving errors in a row and that was a major deficit … They showed a lot of character in coming back, but we've got to get rid of those unforced errors. We've got a lot of tough matches on the backstretch."

The Lady Colonels opened the contest looking poised to spoil the Lady Blazers' Senior Night festivities, jumping out to an early 12-8 lead.

County allowed UHA to climb back and cut it to two, but managed to get a little more space to take a 20-16 lead.

The Lady Blazers weren't going to let County take the set, as they sparked a 9-3 run to close out the set with a 25-23 win to go up 1-0 in the match.

The second set was the complete opposite from the first and it was all UHA.

After jumping out to an 8-5 lead, the Lady Blazers began to pull away. In a matter of just minutes, the lead went from 8-5 to 20-7.

UHA scored five of the final nine points to win the second set 25-11.

County came back with fire in the third, opening the set with a 9-2 lead.

UHA would keep the deficit around eight before making its run.

Trailing 19-11, the Lady Blazers went on a 7-0 run to make it 19-18.

County made it 23-21 before UHA called a timeout, but the Lady Blazers made sure they walked away with a sweep.

UHA scored four straight points to take home the three-set victory.

With the sweep, the Lady Blazers finished the season without dropping a single set in district play.

UHA will return to the court today at the Quad State Tournament hosted by McCracken County. Hendricks hopes this tournament, as well as the Western Kentucky Smackdown, will give her team the tests it needs to be ready for the postseason.

"We have some good competition in our pool," Hendricks said. "We've got Owensboro Catholic, a team from Tennessee in Germantown and Calloway. So hopefully we come out of that pretty well.

"There are some really great teams in the tournament that we hope to play in the bracket."

The Lady Blazers will begin play at 7 p.m. against Germantown (TN).

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