The experienced Logan County volleyball team are not most teams and were more than up for the challenge Tuesday.
The Lady Cougars came into gym and played like a team that would not accept a loss and won 2-0 (26-24, 25-23).
“I’m real pleased with the girls,” LCHS head coach Steve Lyne said after the match.
The Lady Cougars in the first game did allow the Purples to pull out to an early lead, but slowly and surely they started to peck away at the lead. After tying the game the Cougars and Purples exchanged the lead multiple times down the stretch. But when it mattered most, the Lady Cougars exerted control while the Lady Purples fell apart. The first game would go to the Cougars 26-24.
“We got a lot of experience on the floor, that helped with a little older group,” coach Lyne said “But we’re young too and I’m excited that they did pull through and didn’t get rattled being down two points or so.”
In the second game, the Lady Cougars and Lady Purples battled each other all the way down the to the wire. But like in the first game, when the Lady Purples needed a momentum swinging point they couldn’t find it. The Lady Cougars on the other hand seized control and finished off Bowling Green on their own court 25-23.
“Bowling Green is a really tough team and this was a rough environment,” coach Lyne said after the game.
With a win over a solid team like Bowling Green it has set the tone for the rest of the season.
“I see us getting better,” coach Lyne said “I can see some things getting better.”
Next up for the Lady Cougars will be at the Apollo Invitational tonight and tomorrow. Then after the invitational they will come back to Logan County and play at Russellville next Tuesday in the first match of the ‘Clash of the Cats’ game this season.