|LADY BUCCS FALL TO VERSAILLES...
State ranked Versailles came to Covington and dominated the Lady Buccs in three games.
OCTOBER 1, 2007 - COVINGTON
After winning six of seven matches in the past two week, the Covington Lady Buccs were looking forward to testing themselves against state ranked Versailles on Monday.
Unfortunately, Covington may have gotten Versailles at a bad time. The Lady Tigers were coming off of their only defeat of the season against another state ranked team, Marion Local on Thursday.
Versailles played like a team on a mission, while Covington played like a team in awe of its opponent.
The result was a dominating performance by the Lady Tigers as they had little trouble en route to a 25-12, 25-8 and 25-10 win.
"I think the girls were a little nervous and intimidated in the beginning," said Covington coach Jim Smith. "We were able to get some things going in the second game, but the girls lost their focus and didn't continue to play hard."
The second game looked as though it would be a competitive one as the Lady Buccs built an early 5-4 lead. Holly Tobias had two nice kills in the run as Covington's confidence appeared to be growing.
Suddenly the wheels came off as Versailles outscored the Lady Buccs 19-3 to take a two-game lead in the match.
"When we could get into our offense, we were able to put the ball away," Smith explained. "But our serve receive wasn't good at all. We were so slow on our feet and never really got into a rhythm."
The trend continued in the final game of the match as Versailles was always a step ahead and cruised to an easy victory.
"I'm very disappointed in the effort we gave," Smith continued. "You have to really want it to compete against a team like that. Obviously we didn't."
The victory for Versailles improves its record to 17-1 on the season, while Covington falls to 7-10.
The Lady Buccs have little time to regroup as they host Ansonia tonight in Cross County Conference tomorrow.