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Edmonson County's volleyball season got off to a positive start tonight as they defeated Glasgow in the 2021 season opener in two sets (25-20) (27-25) at ECHS.
The Lady Cats jumped out to an 8-2 lead in set one, which prompted an early timeout from the Lady Scotties. Glasgow cut EC's lead to 14-11 which caused Head Coach Bridget Simon to call a timeout for Edmonson County. The Lady Cats extended their lead to 24-17 when Glasgow scored three in row; however, they'd score no more as the Lady Cats took set one 25-20.
Glasgow started set two with a 4-1 lead. The Lady Cats tied it at 9 each and took their first lead at 10-9. Glasgow took a timeout at a 13-13 tie and then scored the next three points. Edmonson County tied it again at 18 then forced the Lady Scotties to take their second timeout with a 20-18 EC lead.
Glasgow tied it at 20, then again at 23, where Edmonson County called a timeout. Both teams pushed each other the score was tied at both 24, and 25 until Edmonson County was able to score the final two points for a 27-25 set win and a 2-0 sweep to start the season.
Coach Simon said she expected a close game with Glasgow.
"We normally match up well with them so I figured this would be close," she said. "I was glad to see us get off to a good start with an early lead."
She said starting the season with a win is important because early season momentum is key with the tough schedule they face this year.
"We're going to be playing some difficult teams this year," she said. "We may not win them all, but playing the tougher teams are going to be important because we're looking for a district championship this year. We want to be playing tough when it comes time for district. We want to go further than that with a trip to the region, too."
Simon said she feels like the district is pretty even this year.
"Grayson County lost some players, Trinity is always good, Butler County has seen some changes, so I like our chances in the mix," she said. "I saw some really good chemistry out there tonight. Our girls were having fun playing volleyball. No one was blaming each other on the mistakes and everyone was communicating well. We just have to keep it up as the season goes on."
The Lady Cats will return to ECHS tomorrow night as they take on Allen County in a F/V/JV match that starts at 5:30PM.