That near-upset win over the team with the 2nd Region’s fourth-best record came two nights before the Lady ‘Cats ended their regular season with a 2-0 loss to Graves County (25-12, 25-20).
Trigg (3-16) started slow against the Lady Maroons, trailing 6-3 before a 5-0 run gave the Lady ‘Cats an 8-6 advantage. After losing the lead and tying the score at 10-10, Trigg appeared headed for disaster after a Madisonville 14-3 run left the Lady Maroons one point from clinching the first game.
However, Trigg broke Madisonville’s serve, giving the ball to sophomore Samantha Harper, who served for the next 13 Lady Wildcat points. She notched a pair of aces en route to a first-game win for the Lady ‘Cats.
Trigg used another 5-0 run early in the second game to take an 8-4 lead and led by as many as six points on two occasions after aces by Harper and junior Morgan Parker.
The Lady ‘Cats led 18-13, but Madisonville fought back and forced the score tied five times, the final coming at 24-24. After a Trigg service error, the Lady Maroons capped the comeback and won the second game 26-24.
Trigg trailed 6-4 early in the third game, but Madisonville scored 19 of the final 24 points to win the match.
Trigg hosts this week’s 7th District Volleyball Tournament. The Lady ‘Cats played top-seed Caldwell County on Tuesday before the other semifinal between Livingston Central and Crittenden County (results unavailable at press time). Winners of those matches play in the final Thursday.