Volleyball team knocks off Christian County
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Trigg County scored their first-ever volleyball win over Christian County, rallying from nine points down in the second game to win both games of the match, 25-23, 25-22 Aug. 23 in Hopkinsville.

"No one gave up. They played as a team and decided that they would be aggressive," said Lady Wildcat Head Coach Erickson.

After holding on for a 25-23 win in the first game, Trigg County appeared headed for a deciding game when they fell behind 16-7 in the second game of the match.

Down 19-12, Annie Crabtree served seven straight points to give Trigg a 20-19 lead and held on for the win.

The victory came four days after a disappointing loss to Hopkins County Central that caused Erickson to challenge his players afterward.

The coach also shuffled his lineup, starting eighth graders Casey Banister and Molly Thompson along with two seniors and two sophomores.

The Lady Wildcats responded.

"We had good net play from our two middles, and we passed better. They showed a lot of heart. My seniors really stepped up," Erickson said.

Nita Grubbs was strong at the net with four blocks and four kills in the second game.

Ashley Adams added three kills and two blocks, and Cayla Hampton, who returned from a wrist injury suffered before the season, added two blocks and a kill.

"Having Cayla back made a difference just because of her height in the middle and her setting," Erickson said.

The win over Christian County (1-9) was Trigg County’s first in five career meetings.

Trigg County lost to Marshall County 25-16, 25-15 Aug. 26 at TCMS Gym. Trigg County is now 2-2 on the season, while Marshall County improved to 4-0.

No other details of the match were available.
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