Logan beats Greenwood, falls to BGH in volleyball
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

In volleyball parlance, Logan County ‘killed’ Greenwood recently in a match between the two winningest team in Fourth Region volleyball history.

Coach Steven Lyne’s team piled up 46 kills on 109 attacks in beating the Lady Gators 25-11, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16. Greenwood and the Lady Cougars have met in the regional finals seven times in the last 10 seasons.

Sophomore Chanler Steenbergen recorded an eye-popping 20 kills on 37 attacks while junior Kapreshia Powell added 13 kills on25 attacks. Katelyn Jones had 4 kills with Brianna Wooden and Savannah Shelton adding 3 each. Wooden and Jones went on the attack 12 times each, and Maddie Abbottt attacked 9 times.

Rachyl Miller led the way with 3 aces. Jones and Rachyl Miller served 20 points each while freshman Catherine Miller tried 15. Rachyl Miller had 5 blocks with Steenbergen getting 4 and Wooden, Powell, and Jones 2 each.

The Lady Cougars dug out 64 digs with Steenbergen getting 14, Abbott 13, Rachyl Miller 9, Catherine Miller 8 and Victoria Cates 7.

Rachyl Miller set up all 42 of the Lady Cougars’ assists. Cates returned 18 serves and Abbott 16. Catherine Miller was next with 8.

Last year Logan also beat the Lady Gators in the regular season, and the Lady Gators finished with a 21-20 record, but Bowling Green eliminated the Lady Cougars in the region before the finals, and Greenwood went on to beat BGH for yet another regional championship.

Greenwood is a less formidable team this year, however, after a coaching change. Long-time coach Holly Whittinghill resigned and has been replaced by Lauren Brown. The Lady Gators are struggling and have a losing record. The KHSAA website shows their record of reported matches at 3-8. Greenwood lost to Bowling Green in three straight games.

For the second year in a row, Bowling Green High has beaten the Lady Cougars. This was a super match. Logan won the first two games by 25-20 scores. Coach Amy Winger’s Lady Purples won the third game 25-19 and sent the match into the fifth and decisive game with a 25-19 win in game four. BGH took the final game 15-13.

For Logan, Powell and Steenbergen each had 12 kills from 41 attacks by Steenbergen and 32 by Powell. Jones added 24 attacks and Abbott 16. Catherine Miller fired 7 aces, Cates 5 and Rachyl Miller 3. Jones, Steenbergen and Rachyl Miller each had 5 blocks and Wooden 4.

The Lady Cougars piled up 77 digs with Abbott totaling 18, Cates 16. Rachyl Mille3r 13 and Steenbergen 12. Rachyl Miller set 8- 36 assists with Steenbergen getting 3 and Abbott 1. Cates received 40 serves, Abbott 22 and Catherine Miller 17.

For BGH, Bailey Jordan had 10 assists and Abby Blackburn 6. Meagan Ward was credited with 7 aces and Lajoyla Whitney 4. Jordan and Whitney each had 3 blocks. Allison Baseheart had 10 digs and Ward 28 assists.

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