The Fort Campbell Lady Falcons came out strong, but it was Christian County that came out on top Tuesday night.
The two teams began the first set fighting for the early advantage. A 5-0 run gave Fort Campbell the early 12-7 lead. While Christian County fought back and kept it close, the Lady Falcons rallied eight consecutive points to put the first set to bed 25-19.
Set two was all but the same to start. Both teams traded points early. Christian County got a strong service from junior Macy Baker to help the Lady Colonels take a 14-7 lead. However, Fort Campbell rallied back to take an 18-17 lead.
Christian County came away with the set thanks to a 7-2 run after a timeout.
The Lady Colonels came out swinging in set three, jumping out to an 8-2 lead. But before County could take full command, Fort Campbell came roaring back to grab a 17-15 lead, forcing the Lady Colonels to use a timeout.
Out of the timeout, the Lady Colonels outscored the Lady Falcons 10-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
County hopped out to another 8-2 lead in the fourth set and this time, it didn't let Fort Campbell come back.
The Lady Colonels only gave
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up just 10 points in the fourth set to take the match 3-1.
Lady Colonels Head Coach Rick Erickson said he liked to see his team fight back when they got down in the second and third set.
"We just started out really slow -- Fort Campbell is a much-improved team," he said. "In the first set we just didn't execute very well. Had a slow start and it went downhill from there. Several times in the second and third they had the lead and we battled back to end up winning those two sets. Then in the fourth, we took a commanding lead and played like we're capable. We're just not consistent enough yet, and we've got to spend more time on the floor and understand what our roles are."
County will return to action at 7:30 p.m. tonight against Northwest (TN) on the road.
Christian County 3, Fort Campbell 1
FCHS: 25 19 20 10--1
CCHS: 19 25 25 25--3