Lady Panthers net own invitational crown
Corydon Central rolled to a 4-0 record to win its own Invitational title on Saturday.
The Lady Panthers downed Eastern in the opener, 21-12, 21-11, then ousted rival North Harrison, 21-10, 21-12 in game two. After tripping New Washington by a 21-4, 21-10 margin, Corydon capped the perfect day with a victory over John Hardin (Ky.).
The only downer to the day was an early injury to middle blocker and outside hitter, Ann Powers, who twisted her ankle while coming down following a block.
North Harrison wound up second in the event with a 3-1 mark.
The Lady Cats opened against New Washington and stumbled into a 21-17, 18-21, 21-14 win over the Lady Mustangs.
Following their loss to Corydon, North came away with a 21-12, 21-18 win over John Hardin and capped the afternoon with a win over Eastern, 21-14, 21-13.
North Harrison also had a bit of the injury bug, but it didn’t come at the match.
Senior Candy Smith recently had a cyst removed from her back and was out of action.
“I thought we played pretty well on Saturday considering Candy was on the side lines,” North coach Beth Burson said. “Cassie Milburn had a great day and really played well. I thought she has some great hits out of the middle. Lindsay Shroyer was all over the place. She leaves it all on the floor and she has a fantastic work ethic.”
Overall, Burson said, she’d like to see the Lady Cats raise their intensity level, “play with more enthusiasm, and play better together as a team because those things are going to be needed to pull out victories over good ball clubs like Corydon and other conference and sectional opponents.”