Licking Lady ‘Cats win second in Cabool Tournament

Photo by Shari Harris
Abagail Moncrief is all business as she hits this kill past the Salem blockers. This was the 11th straight point for the Lady ‘Cats at the beginning of the first set. Ashley Creek and Maddie Cole back up Moncrief.

Photo by Shari Harris
Kyra Taylor connects in the first JV set against Salem Thursday night. The JV Lady ‘Cats won in two sets, 25-19 and 26-24. Abby Sullins and Kaida Cook are also pictured.
By Shari Harris,

The Licking Lady ‘Cats earned second place in the Cabool Tournament Saturday. In the quarterfinal game, Licking defeated Ava 2-1. The semifinal match had Licking defeating Cabool 2-0 for the second time in a week. The final game pitted the Lady ‘Cats against Blair Oaks, where the ladies fought hard but were not able to overcome, losing in two sets.
Four days earlier, the Lady ‘Cats defeated last year’s District spoiler Cabool for the first time this season.
Thursday, the Lady ‘Cats headed east to take on long-time rival Salem. The Tigers were no match for the Wildcats, with Licking displaying consistency in their play against Salem and winning in two matches. The Lady ‘Cats took an early and large lead in the first set, scoring twelve unanswered points before the Tigers were able to get on the board. Salem lost ground early in the second set as well, and wasn’t able to score more than two points consecutively throughout the set. The Lady ‘Cats rolled to a 25-9 win to take the match.
The Junior Varsity was equally successful against Salem. They won their first set handily, 25-19, but had their fans on the edge of their seats in the second set, with the final score of 26-24.



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