The Logan County Lady Cougars volleyball team ended their season this weekend at the Kentucky State Volleyball Tournament held in Louisville. The Lady Cougars had a great 3-0 win over Raceland on Friday night to advance them to the second round. On Saturday, the Lady Cougars faced the Henry Clay Blue Devils and fell 3-1 uin the quarterfinals, ending their season.
The atmosphere was electric as three sections of the Valley High School gym were full of Lady Cougar fans, cheering them on in the first round of the state tournament. The Lady Cougars faced Raceland and won three easy games of 25-14, 25-18 and 23-13.
Chanler Steenbergen led the Lady Cougars with 16 kills and Kapreshia Powell followed with nine. Amber Carroll led the Lady Cougars in digs with 10. Madison Abbott finished with eight.
The Lady Cougars would then move on to face the Henry Clay Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon. During the first set, the Lady Cougars would get an early lead in the game. They would fight hard, but the Blue Devils would come back and tie the game 25-25. The Lady Cougars played smart and score the last two points, winning the first match 27-25.
The second game the two teams would stay close during the beginning of the game. But the Blue Devils would start to pull away as the Lady Cougars made mistakes. The Lady Cougars would fall 7-25.
The two team would tie at 6-6 in the third set. The Lady Cougars would gain a small lead, but the Blue Devils game back to tie the game 14-14. They would take the lead and leave the Lady Cougars behind 18-25.
The lady Cougars started the fourth game off with a small lead, but the Blue Devils would comeback to tie it at 10-10. They would then gain a big lead of 20-13 over the Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars would fight back, but they would makes some mistakes near the end of the game and fall 18-25.
Chanler Steenbergen lead the Lady Cougars with 16 kills. Brianna Wooden followed with five and Madison Abbott with four. Wooden would end the game with six blocks followed by Katelyn Jones with five. Victoria Cates would finish with 18 digs, followed by Abbott with 13 and Rachyl Miller with 10.
Even though the Lady Cougars ended their season on Saturday, they had a good reason to celebrate as their head coach Steven Lyne was announced the 2013 Region 4 Coach of the Year. Also, their teammate, Rachyl Miller, was elected the 2013 Region 4 Player of the Year.