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The 2016 season for Lady Cat volleyball came to an end last night at the Region 3 Tournament held at Butler County High School, as Edmonson County fell to Meade County in three sets, (25-23, 25-7, 25-22).
The Lady Cats were labeled as underdogs going into the game, even though they'd compiled a better season record and were ranked number two in the region, ahead of Meade who was ranked number three. Meade County had beaten better teams throughout the season and had faced a much tougher schedule.
Edmonson County got things off to a great start and kept a one or two point advantage over the Lady Waves throughout the biggest part of the set. The Lady Cats were able to finish at the net and took advantage of some of Meade's miscues. EC was able to stretch their lead to 20-16, but the Lady Waves were able to put together a 9-3 run to finish with a first set win, 25-23.
Things changed drastically in the second set for the Lady Cats as Meade County jumped out to a 17-2 lead and the Lady Waves never looked back, dominating Edmonson County 25-7 and taking a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Cat 2016 season hung by a thread as they limped into the third set, but they were able to shake off the previous beat down and jumped out to an early lead. It was a tooth-and-nail fight to the finish and Edmonson County put together a short run to take a 20-17 lead, forcing a Lady Waves timeout.
Meade County reset during the break and came out with an impressive 5-0 run against the Lady Cats to take a 22-20 lead. The Lady Cats couldn't overcome the momentum shift to Meade and fell in set three, 25-22.
Coach Haley Garmon said although the night and the season ended with a loss, she is very proud of her team and says they certainly have no reasons to hang their heads.
"I knew we would be successful. Yes, we wanted to keep going, but we had a great season and we set some records. I told them all I was proud of them and we're already looking towards next year."
The Lady Cats finish with a 24-11 record. It was the final game for Senior Lady Cat Dina Hollis.
"With her being the lone senior, she stood out and led this team, but she didn't make it all about her, it was all about the team."
WildcatsLive will be back this Friday night with Scott and Bryan as the ECHS football team will take on the Barren County Trojans at Wildcat Stadium for 2016 senior night. It will be the final football game of the season. Senior night festivities are scheduled to begin just before the 7pm kickoff start time.