(Park Hills) An exciting volleyball matchup in Park Hills went down Tuesday night. The Windsor Owls won the first two sets but the Central Rebels took the final three in a come-from-behind victory (19-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-5). Rebels coach Olivia Casey says it felt good to start the season off with a win against an Owls team that won 32 times last year.
In the first set, senior Madison Dunn recorded her 1000th career kill.
Six-foot-four junior Blair Sitton made her first appearance in a Rebel uniform after transferring from Potosi. The future Lindenwood Lion had 17 kills and three solo blocks in the win.
Central had three seniors on the court Tuesday night but two seniors were unable to play.
Dunn, Avery Johnson and Kelsie Politte were the seniors that played a big role in the win over Windsor and were critical pieces to Central’s success last year.
Casey was asked if the work over the summer translated to the season opening win at the T.J. Foulon Fieldhouse in Park Hills.
If Central wants to sustain success this season, Casey says the Rebels need to get off to better starts.
The 1-0 Rebels are at Valle Catholic Thursday night.