Hazard comes up one short of All “A” title


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Hazard’s Carmen Shepherd controls the ball along the sideline during the All “A” tournament.


Hazard’s Rose Clemons sets up the play during the All “A” tournament.


Hazard’s Lauren Little clears the ball from her defensive position.


Hazard goalie Madelon Gross makes a play on the ball during the All “A”.


Hazard’s Katie Hanlon battles the defense for control of the ball during the All “A”.


Hazard’s Breanna Sparkman heads the ball out of the box late in the game.


On Saturday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs participated in the 14th region All “A” tournament. The Lady Bulldogs started strong, downing Breathitt County 2-0. However, they would not fair so well in the next game as they fell 1-2 to the Wolfe County Lady Wolves.

Although the tournament started on Thursday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs did not play until Saturday via the bye. Their first opponent would be the Breathitt County Lady Bobcats.

The Lady Bulldogs put forth a strong effort, taking the Lady Bobcats is straight games 2-0. Hazard opened with a convincing 25-18 win in the first game, and used the momentum to capture the second game, and the match, with a 25-13 final.

In their next game, Hazard took on Wolfe County, a team they defeated just a few days before. This time it would be a best of three game format.

Wolfe County came out strong in the first game, and held off Hazard in a tight contest 25-21. The Lady Bulldogs responded by flipping the score in game two, tying the match.

The final game would go down to the wire as neither team wanted to go home. Unfortunately, it would be Wolfe County that held on for the win 25-22. The Lady Wolves would go on to win the title.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

Hazard’s Carmen Shepherd controls the ball along the sideline during the All “A” tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_3933.jpgHazard’s Carmen Shepherd controls the ball along the sideline during the All “A” tournament.

Hazard’s Rose Clemons sets up the play during the All “A” tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_3934.jpgHazard’s Rose Clemons sets up the play during the All “A” tournament.

Hazard’s Lauren Little clears the ball from her defensive position.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_3951.jpgHazard’s Lauren Little clears the ball from her defensive position.

Hazard goalie Madelon Gross makes a play on the ball during the All “A”.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_3970.jpgHazard goalie Madelon Gross makes a play on the ball during the All “A”.

Hazard’s Katie Hanlon battles the defense for control of the ball during the All “A”.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_3996.jpgHazard’s Katie Hanlon battles the defense for control of the ball during the All “A”.

Hazard’s Breanna Sparkman heads the ball out of the box late in the game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_4009.jpgHazard’s Breanna Sparkman heads the ball out of the box late in the game.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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