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Floyd Central’s Jaden Hall hits a kill attempt against Belfry in the opening round of the 15th Region Tournament at East Ridge Monday evening. The Lady Jaguars picked up a 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-8) win over the Lady Pirates. The Lady Jaguars advance to the 15th Region semifinals against Paintsville Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at East Ridge.

Floyd Central turned in a dominant performance in the quarterfinals of the 15th Region Volleyball Tournament at East Ridge High School on Monday, blanking Belfry 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-8).

With the win, 58th District champion Floyd Central improved to 28-7 and advances to the 15th Region Volleyball Tournament semifinals.

Floyd Central matched its win total from the 2018 season.

Belfry ended its season 11-20 with the loss.

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Floyd Central’s Gabrielle Howard sets the ball against Belfry Monday evening in the opening round of the 15th Region Tournament at East Ridge. The Lady Jaguars picked up a 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-8) win over the Lady Pirates. Floyd Central advances to the 15th Region semifinals against Paintsville Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at East Ridge.

Sophomores Gabby Howard (12 kills) and Caley Howard (10 kills, 3 blocks), freshman Jadyn Hall (team-high 14 kills, team-high 10 digs), senior Caroline Parsons (team-high 24 assists) and junior Liv Stumbo (6 digs, 3 assists, 2 kills, 2 service aces) combined to lead Floyd Central to the win.

In the nightcap of the 15th Region Volleyball Tournament, Paintsville outlasted East Ridge 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 15-25, 25-22, 15-8).

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Belfry’s Ashleigh Adkins pushes the ball over the net as Floyd Central’s Kaley Howard tries to block the hit.

Floyd Central will face 57th District champion Paintsville in the 15th Region Volleyball Tournament semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Lady Jaguars won the only meeting with Paintsville during the regular-season, prevailing 2-0 (25-21, 25-16) at Wolfe County High School on August 24.

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