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Graves County juniors Avery Thompson (13) and Anna Fowler (25) prepare to block a tip from Mayfield sophomore Avery Nanney (12) on Monday night.

The Graves County Lady Eagles kicked off Third District play on Monday night as they visited crosstown rival Mayfield in the volleyball version of the Battle of the Birds.

Behind a strong performance from sophomore setter Molly Miller, the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Cardinals in straight sets, (25-22, 25-8, 25-19).

Miller led the way in the quick rout of Mayfield, dishing out 26 assists as sophomore outside hitter Taylor Jackson and senior outside hitter Emily Oliver took care of business at the net with 10 kills each.

The Lady Eagles move to 1-0 in district play and 3-7 overall on the season with the win.