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Cougars Finish Second
The Cougars knew they would have a tough match against Berry College of Georgia in the championship game of their Labor Day Tournament. Both teams came out strong exchanging points early in set one. With neither team getting more than a two point lead, the Vikings finally pulled out 25-23 win in set one. The Cougars came back strong in set two gaining a slight lead before Berry tied the score at 18-18 and pulled ahead. The Lady Cougars showed some grit and courage as they battled back from set point on two occasions to secure a win in the second set, 27-25. After 5 straight points for the Lady Cougars, Berry regained the lead and turned the tide to take the third set, 25-20. During the final set there were several intense and competitive rallies with both teams playing exceptional defense against strong hitters with eventually the Vikings taking the set and match 22-25.
After the game Coach Denny commented how pleased she was with her team's performance. "Although it is tough to lose such a tight match, I was extremely pleased with how well my squad competed this afternoon against a very talented and well-coached Berry team. We showed some great maturity on the court so early in our season, and I am excited to see how this team will continue to grow and improve."
CCC was led again on the offensive side with Amanda and Richelle Bucklin scoring 14 and 16 kills respectively. Both ladies were also named to the All-Tournament Team.
On Tuesday, the Cougars travel to Lakeland to play Southeastern University. The game time is 7:00 p.m.
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