Josh Stevenson driblles the ball in the midfield during the Cougars 10-0 defeat versus Apollo Tuesday. (Jose Juan Ruiz/ The Messenger)

Josh Stevenson driblles the ball in the midfield during the Cougars 10-0 defeat versus Apollo Tuesday.

(Jose Juan Ruiz/ The Messenger)

Boys Soccer

The Grayson County High School boys soccer team hit a wall this week.

After getting out to an impressive 1-0 victory over Bullitt Central Monday night, the Cougars suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this year to drop to 9-6-2 on the year.

On Monday, it was a fine display by Grayson. Wyatt Schultz finished off a pass by Miles Hornbeck to get a 1-0 lead, and they defended it the rest of the way with Brady Whobrey finishing with eight saves in goal.

On Tuesday, the defensive effort was nowhere to be found.

The Cougars faced Apollo and were dismantled 10-0 to suffer their first defeat by mercy rule in over a year. The first half was a tight game with Apollo just edging three scores, but in the second half the flood gates opened with seven goals pouring in before time went off. The loss stopped a three-game winning streak and marked the first time Grayson allowed more than five goals in one match.

On Thursday, Grayson still hadn't recovered from the gruesome loss and continued compounding the problem, losing 2-1 to Hopkins County Central. The Cougars will have little time to bounce back from the tough stretch with only two more regular season games left on the schedule.

Girls Soccer

The Lady Cougars suffered a 4-0 road defeat to Warren Central in their only game this week. The loss marked the seventh straight for Grayson and pits them at 3-10 on the year with the postseason two weeks away.

Volleyball

The Lady Cougars were having a rough week on the volleyball court but were able to close it on a high note to clinch the top seed in the district.

Grayson got the week started losing (25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22) to Owensboro. Grayson was just edged by two points in the first and took the second set but were left without steam to close out the match the rest of the way, dropping the third and fourth set. Ella Robinson and Chloe Cox were the main forces in the game getting 13 and 10 kills respectively while Alexis Hart provided 22 assists.

On Tuesday, Grayson suffered their second straight close defeat, falling to Muhlenberg County (25-14, 17-25, 25-16, 25-27, 16-14). It was a tight back and forth affair that was decided by the lowest margin, with Muhlenberg taking the fifth set tiebreaker by just two points.

Robinson was again the standout in the losing effort with 25 kills, 13 digs and three aces. Cox wasn't far behind, adding 19 kills with eight digs.

Grayson recovered from the two close losses by clinching the top seed in the district, sweeping the season series with Butler County Thursday night (25-23, 25-15, 25-15) with a month left still on the schedule.