Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Lady Cats did their parts Thursday night in both taking care of the Grayson County Cougars and helping a local family currently fighting cancer in the annual "Dig Pink" Cancer Benefit game at ECHS. The Lady Cats disposed of the Grayson County in three sets (25-20, 25-14, 27-25).
The first two sets were pretty easy going for Edmonson County, as they took an early lead in the beginning and kept control throughout. Set three was a different story as the Lady Cougars were relentless around the net and dug multiple kills from the Lady Cats. Grayson County took the early lead and kept Edmonson on their heels until things were tied up 21-21.
Grayson extended the lead to 23-21 but the Lady Cats scratched back to tie it again at 23, and again at 24. Caitlin Simon blasted the Cougars with a rocket-shot kill to give the Lady Cats their first lead since early in the set at 25-24. Grayson County wasn't going to fold up and answered the next point with a kill of their own to tie it at 25.
That's all the Cougars would muster up as the Lady Cats took the last two points, the set, and the game to improve to 17-5 on the season, 7-1 in district 12 play, and 10-3 in region 3.
While the win was good for Edmonson County, it was also a great night in the fight against cancer as the silent auction and donation jar raised over $1100, a portion of which will be donated to the family of 12 year old Logan Hampton, who has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of children's bone cancer.
The Lady Cats are scheduled to take on Warren Central in Bowling Green Monday, September 25 at 5:30pm.