Tuesday night, the Rowan County Lady Vikings volleyball team continued to show why it is one of the teams favored to win the 16th Region title. Rowan County pushed its perfect record to 6-0, defeating Mason County on the road, 3-1.
The Lady Vikings' victory over the Lady Royals turned out to be a dominant display of Rowan’s veteran front line, but it didn’t start out this way.
In the first match of the night, Rowan senior Morgan Cyrus propelled the Lady Vikings to a 20-17 lead with a big-time kill.
Cyrus’ big play, which could have served as a dagger of sorts, followed with quite the turnaround for the Lady Royals, who ended the set with an 8-0 run to claim the upset.
Rowan County persevered the disappointment, and went on to fly high for the remainder of the night.
After jumping out to an early 11-2 lead in the second set, the Lady Vikes saw its lead once again disappear, as Mason County cut the Rowan lead to 15-10.
Strong play up front from senior Jessica Mullins and Faith Conn helped to ensure the rebound victory for the girls in green.
The final two sets of the night went as the first two were expected to go, with the Lady Vikings dominating the front line by way of strong play from Shelby Adams and Mullins.
After winning the third set, 25-5, Rowan found solace in the serve of senior Taylor Conn who delivered a strong serving performance.
Rowan took on Bath County on the road last night after press time. There will be more on this game in next Tuesday’s edition of The Morehead News.