CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Clovers (2-1) downed Clay City in three games Tuesday night. The Clovers won 25-19, 25-23 and 25-20, running their record to 2-1.
"We played a good first and third game but had to fight back from a six-point deficit in the second game," CHS head coach Kathy Moore said. "The girls just kept fighting back in the second game after we had several unforced errors to get behind by six points. It is hard to come back when down by that much, but I have to credit our team for never giving up."
Leading scorers for the Clovers were Kayla Shepherd with 11 points, Kaileigh Sparks with 9, Maria Skiles and Whitney Bond with 7, Allie Franklin with 6, Kristin McCammon 2 and Alesha Evans added one.
Franklin and Bond led the team in kills with eight each. McCammon and Evan added six each. Elizabeth Cheatham chipped in four blocks in the win, with Evans adding two.
Shepherd led the team with 17 digs, while Franklin added 15 and McCammon contributed 12. Bond, Sparks, Evans and Cheatham each had three.
"This group of girls play well together and are great about chasing down every ball," Moore said. "Our net play was not where I would like it to be so we will work on that in our next practice. Our hitting is really starting to come around and the girls are starting to attack the ball more aggressively. It was nice to get a victory at home."
The junior varsity lost in two games 25-15 and 25-21.
The Clovers will host West Vigo at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Clay City 19 23 20
Cloverdale 25 25 25
Digs -- Shepherd 17, Franklin 15, McCammon 12, Bond 3, Sparks 3, Evans 3, Cheatham 3
Kills -- Franklin 8, Bond 8, McCammon 6, Evans 6, Cheatham 3, Sparks 1, Shepherd 1
Aces -- McCammon 1, Sparks 1, Franklin 1, Bond 1
Next match -- The Clovers will host West Vigo at 6 p.m. Thursday.