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Senior night was bittersweet last night at ECHS for Lady Cat Volleyball as Edmonson County struggled against Ohio County in a Region 3 match.
The Lady Cats honored their lone senior for this season, which was Karrington Peger. Karrington, who has seen success as a member of the ECHS track team, has also been a volleyball member for four years. She is the daughter of Michael and LeNora Peger of Brownsville.
The Lady Cats got off to a rocky start as the Lady Cats compiled a 14-4 lead early in the first set. The early deficit would prove to be too much for Edmonson County to overcome. Despite a couple of short runs for the Lady Cats later in the set, Ohio County claimed it, 25-14.
Edmonson County looked much better in the second set, taking an early lead; however, a rotation mixup for the Lady Cats caused some momentary confusion which led to a delay in the game. Ohio County capitalized on the momentum shift and went on a 14-3 run, prompting two Lady Cat timeouts. Ohio County won the set 25-12 and swept the Lady Cats 2-0.
The loss comes after back-to-back wins on Tuesday of this week against district foe Butler County in a three-match sweep (27-25, 25-23, 25-11), and a Monday sweep over Metcalfe County (25-14, 25-23).
Edmonson County's victory over Butler County on Tuesday was the first district win since 2017.
Alyssa Doyle led the Lady Cats with kills (5), Kaylee Lindsey and Rylee Laster each had 2, and Whitney Davis added 1.
Davis led Edmonson with digs (11), as Doyle added 8; Karrington Peger, MaKaylee Thompson, and Alivia Mabery each had 7, and Lindsey added 6.
Kaylee Lindsey also led Edmonson County in blocks with 4, and both Laster and Davis had one service ace each.
Edmonson County is now 3-7 on the season and is scheduled to play Trinity at home on Monday with JV action beginning at 5:30PM.
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