Darren Doyle, story and photo:
After a week of having neither games nor practices due to a school closure from COVID, the Lady Cat volleyball team traveled to Allen County-Scottsville to take on the Lady Patriots.
Edmonson County appeared somewhat rusty, which was to be expected; however, the Lady Cats never recovered from their early deficit.
The Lady Patriots jumped out to a 14-5 lead but a 10-4 run brought the Lady Cats to within 3. ACS extended their lead to 22-16, which prompted a timeout from EC Head Coach Bridget Simon. Edmonson came out of the break with a good run that cut ACS's lead to 23-21, but the Lady Patriots would allow no more points for EC and they took set one 25-21.
The Lady Cats were sluggish again at the start of set two as ACS began with a 13-5 lead. Edmonson County went on a big 9-2 run that forced the Lady Patriots into a timeout with the ACS lead cut to only one at 15-14.
That was as close as Edmonson County would get in that set, narrowing the Lady Patriot lead to only 3 a couple different times, which wasn't enough as ACS went on to take set two 25-18 and complete the two-set sweep.
Alyssa Doyle led the Lady Cats in kills with 4; Kaylee Lindsey and Whitney Davis had 3 each, and Rylee Laster added 2.
Davis led Edmonson in digs with 9; Laster and Madison Bullock each added 7, Doyle and Lindsey, added 6 each, while Alivia Mabrey added 5, and Raven Cast added 2.
Laster also led the Lady Cats with 2 service aces.
Edmonson County is now 3-9 on the season and is scheduled to take on Glasgow on Thursday, Sept. 9th on the road.