Darren Doyle, story and photos
The Lady Cats seemed to be pumped up going into last night's district match up with county line rival Grayson County, but still took the loss in three sets. Whether Grayson had more pep, more rest, or more skill is arguable, but they certainly had more of something than the Lady Cats.
The Lady Cougars took control of things early as they set the tone at ECHS, letting the Lady Cats know that they came ready to play, as they put up a couple runs of 4 points, then with 5 points as EC was unable to stop the momentum.
The second set showed EC wasn't ready to roll over by any means as the points went back and forth to 14-14. Grayson was once again able to put up a few runs and created a little space as they won again, 25-20.
The third set was very lop-sided and the Lady Cats simply couldn't find any rhythm as Grayson put up 4 runs of 4 or more points and several more runs of two.
"You just gotta let it roll off your back," said Coach Brad Sullivan. "It's part of the game. This (Grayson) is a very good team with kids that've been playing together for a long time."
He said the tournament over the weekend had taken it's toll on the Lady Cats. "You know, we're just tired. With 5 games then, plus Monday night's game at Ohio County, that put us getting in late," he said. "We need some rest, but we'll work through it. We've got some good games coming up that we'll be ready for."
The Lady Cats will travel to Glasgow tomorrow night (Thursday) as they face the Lady Scotties. The freshman/JV/Varsity action begins at 5pm.