BETSY LAYNE — Floyd Central fell short in its second attempt to capture a 15th Region volleyball title. The Lady Jaguars, under the direction of first-year head coach Alissa Young, lost to Paintsville in the 15th Region Volleyball Tournament title match. Paintsville pulled off a repeat, defeating Floyd Central 3-1 in the 15th Region Tournament title match at Betsy Layne High School on Thursday.
With the loss, Floyd Central ended its season 28-7.
Paintsville improved to 35-3 and advanced to the State Volleyball Tournament with the win.
Recovering from a slow start, Dawn Kinner-coached Paintsville beat Floyd Central 16-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20.
Floyd Central recorded 51 kills in the season-ending setback.
Allison Turner posted a team-high 11 kills for Floyd Central in the campaign-concluding loss. Following Turner, Alexis Daniels and Hailey Little added nine kills apiece for the Lady Jaguars.
Amelia Wallace and Caroline Parsons helped to pace Floyd Central offensively, providing 19 assists apiece in the 15th Region championship match.
Productive in another category for the Lady Jaguars, Alivia Stumbo and Kiara Warrens contributed 15 digs and 10 digs, respectively.
Caley Howard provided a team-best six service aces for the Lady Jaguars in the short effort.
Floyd Central, the 58th District champion, faced Paintsville in the region title match after outlasting East Ridge 3-2 (17-25, 25-23, 15-25, 26-24, 15-10) in the semifinals one day earlier. The champion out of the 57th District, Paintsville blanked frontrunner Pikeville 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-15) in the semifinals.