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Lady Cats Volleyball Defeat Emory Rains

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Lady Cats Volleyball Team Gets By Scrappy Emory Rains Team, 3-1 Tuesday at Home

The Lady Cats Volleyball Team defeated a scrappy Emory Rains team, 3-1 Tuesday (September 10) evening at the main gym at Sulphur Springs High School. Despite the score, the Lady Cats narrowly avoided being forced into a fifth set. The Lady Cats got off to a good start winning the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-20. In set two, the Lady Cats fell behind 4-0 before coming back. They also had to stave off Rains who got to within two at 22-20. The Lady Cats got the last three points to go up in sets, 2-0. Then things began to get interesting. In set three, the Lady Cats had a tough time. They started off falling behind 4-1. They trailed by as many as nine points before dropping set three, 17-25. The Lady Cats got off to a good start in set four going up 6-1. Rains eventually tied the set at 14-14. Rains build their largest lead in the set at 21-18. The Lady Cats got hot at just the right time and tied the match at 21-21. It began to look like a fifth set was coming as Rains got the next two points to lead 23-21. After the Lady Cats tied the match at 23-23, Rains got the next point for a set point situation and a 24-23 lead. One more Rains point would force a fifth and deciding set. But the Lady Cats survived the set point and evened the set at 24-24. The set was also tied at 25-25 and 26-26 with Rains surviving a couple of match points. Finally the Lady Cats got the final two points to win the set, 28-26 and the match, 3-1. All ten Lady Cats on the roster played. Junior Sadie Washburn had another strong night with a lot of kills. Senior Sydney Washburn, sophomore Brooklyn Burnside and senior Erika VanBenthem also had good moments at the net. Peyton Hammack provided a bevy of sets for assists. Senior Kate Womack had some good serves that resulted in points. The Lady Cats improved their season record to 17-9. The Lady Cats travel to Texarkana Friday at 4:30 p.m. to take on Pleasant Grove. The Lady Cats won a five-set knock down drag out over the Lady Hawks last year in the main SSHS gym

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Author: Chad Young

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