Records Broken: Money Raised and Single Game Kills
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The Lady Cats had much to celebrate on Thursday's win over Butler County at the annual ECHS Dig Pink Cancer Benefit Game. Not only did they defeat their District 12 opponent in four sets 3-1, (25-14, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16), but they also saw two records broken--one for the amount of money raised at the event (nearly $6K,) and two, the single-game record for number of kills. Junior Kaylee Lindsey earned her 18th kill on the final point of the last set, which put her at the top of the list.
Each year, Lady Cat Volleyball chooses one local family that is either battling cancer or has been recently largely affected by cancer for whom to raise funds. This year's recipient was the family of Leslie Minyard, who is now battling stage 3 Lymphoma and is currently undergoing two different types of chemotherapy.
Leslie was unable to attend the game, but her husband, Richie, was full of gratefulness on her behalf.
Also honored was 15-year old Mya Henderson, who's Leukemia has been in remission after a battle with the disease as an infant. She was named Honorary Coach and had her own place on the Lady Cat bench throughout the night.
The Lady Cats were pumped and ready to go in the first set, jumping out to a comfortable lead and taking care of business early with a 25-14 win.
Butler County bounced back in set two as they began to settle in to the high-energy atmosphere at ECHS. They were able to edge the Lady Cats 26-24. Set three was also a nail-biter as each team traded licks throughout the set; however, Edmonson County was able to hold off a late run by the Lady Bears and took the set 25-22.
Both teams began set four closely but a big run mid-set gave the Lady Cats a comfortable lead, capped off with Kaylee Lindsey's kill for the final point.
Sophomore Riley Monroe not only made her varsity debut, but she also started tonight in place of junior Rylee Laster, who was out for illness. Monroe contributed to the team's win.
In addition to Lindsey's kills, Whitney Davis had 7, Alyssa Doyle had 6, and Monroe added 3. Raven Cast led Edmonson County in assists with 16 while Madison Bullock added 13. Davis also notched 38 digs while Cast had 23, Doyle had 20, and Lindsey had 12. Davis also added 3 service aces while Doyle and Cast added 2 each and Monroe added one.
Edmonson County is now 3-1 in district play and 6-13 on the season. They are scheduled to play 6 games on Saturday in the Slam Jam Tournament at Metcalfe County on Saturday.