Darren Doyle, story and photo
If there are still any doubters about this year's Lady Cat Volleyball team, they might want to rethink things. After a rough start to the season, the Lady Cats have figured out how to get back on track and have blasted their way through both the region and district rankings.
They recently won the All A Third Region tournament and finished at the top of the All A Classic state consolation bracket. Over the last six games (all wins), the Lady Cats have won 14 sets in a row, sweeping all six teams.
Every team wants to be playing at their best towards the end of the season, and with only five regular season games left, it seems as if the girls have found just the right recipe.
Junior hitter Mikalya Lindsey said she credits overall teamwork along with solid team talent for their recent success.
"We play well together and we've worked hard on what we all cover on the floor after having a hard time with it at the first part of the season," she said.
Fans attending the games have also taken notice of the smiles on the court. "The team chemistry has grown throughout the year, but especially since the All A tournaments, both region and state. We've learned to play together and how to take constructive criticism for all of us to get better."
Dina Hollis, the team's only senior, said she felt like the team was doing a better job of moving their feet, something they struggled with at the beginning of the season. She also feels like the team has really gelled as of late.
"After the All A region and classic our team chemistry has really grown," she said.
The girls defeated Glasgow on Monday 2-0, and swept both Trinity 3-0 in Whitesville and Grayson County in Leitchfield 3-0 last night.
The girls are currently ranked number one in District 12 (5-1) have moved up to number two in Region 3 (8-3) and have improved to 18-9 on the season.
Edmonson County is scheduled to play Barren County at home on Monday in a JV/V match. JV is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm.