Edmonson County Finishes 1-4 In Apollo Summer Slam Tournament
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Five games in two days is a tall task for any team at any level, and the Lady Cat volleyball team did just that as they competed in the Apollo Summer Slam Tournament held today at the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club in Owensboro.
Edmonson County started the tournament off with a win Friday night against Christian County during pool play. The Lady Cats finished set one 25-16 and set two 25-21. They then played a very tough Central Hardin team and fell in two sets (25-9), (25-12).
Play resumed this morning as Edmonson County faced the hometown Daviess County Lady Panthers, where Edmonson fell in two sets, 25-15, and 25-10. The loss moved them to the loser's bracket where they then went up against Allen County Scottsville, a team that roughed them up pretty good on Thursday evening at home.
ACS looked like much of the same team today as they did last week; and while the Lady Cats got off to great start and held their own though much of the first set, the Lady Patriots came out on top 25-19. Allen County pushed through set number two as well (25-16), and notched the win.
Edmonson County took on Hancock County in their final match of the tournament. The Lady Cats jumped out to a 5-0 lead but some miscommunication led to Hancock finding weak spots in the Lady Cat defense. The Lady Hornets went on to win set one 25-16 and simply dominated in set two. Edmonson County dug themselves a hole too deep out of which to climb as they struggled with a 16-0 deficit to start the set. Hancock County went on to win 25-6 and the game 2-0.
Edmonson County fell to 2-7 on the season. They are scheduled to take on Grayson County on the road on Tuesday in a JV/V match beginning at 5pm.