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Cougar spikers defeat Bobcats

The Pulaski County volleyball team traveled to Radford to take on the Lady Bobcats. Pulaski jumped out to a lead in the first game due to strong serving by Miranda Montgomery and Jette Wade along with good defensive play at the net from Gracie White.
The Lady Cougar’s offensive attack kept the Lady Bobcats off balance in game one and PCHS went on to win the first game easily by a score of, 25-17.
In game two Pulaski County suffered a huge let down and committed numerous errors to give Radford a large early lead.
The Cougar’s offense faltered while the Lady Bobcats began to find their stride. Radford’s Riley Harvey got hot at the net and the Cougars were unable to handle her spikes as Radford moved to an easy 25-11 win.
Game three was also an error laden game for the Lady Cougars as they struggled to handle the Radford attack and began to falter at the serving line. After making a late game rally the Cougars fell in game three, 25-18.
With the match on the line Coach Mike Stoots team dug deep and pulled themselves together in game four. Gracie White and Jette Wade formed a wall at the net and fended off the Bobcat spikers with block after block. Wade and Becky Pennington also combined for numerous digs on the back row to help deny the Bobcats the game four match win.
Behind the strong hitting of Wade and Montgomery Pulaski went on to win game four, 25-23.
In the final game of the match the Lady Cougars jumped out to an early commanding lead before Radford coach Toni Wright called a time out down, 9-3. The Lady Bobcats pulled themselves together and began to close the gap while the Lady Cougars became more cautious in their play. Radford pulled to within two at ,14-12 before Morgan Isom set outside hitter Montgomery for a crushing hit down the line to give Pulaski the match with a, 15-12 win in game five.
Montgomery and Jette Wade led the Lady Cougars with eight kills apiece while Gracie White added seven. Defensively White led the team in blocks with eight and Wade added five.
In JV action, the Lady Cougars did a complete about face from their easy win on Monday. Falling in two games, 16-25 and 19-25, to a Radford team they had easily defeated in an earlier scrimmage. the Lady Cougars struggled to develop an offense due to passing errors and failed to cover the court defensively. Amada Monroe led the team in serving with three aces while Becca Cox and Haley Owens played well at the net.
The Lady Cougars travel to Marion on Monday. JV action starts at 5:30 with the varsity game immediately afterwards.

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