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Lady Bulldogs emerge victorious over Lady Cougars in conference match

LEADWOOD — The West County Lady Bulldogs discovered their third win of the season, this time against the Kingston Lady Cougars. The Lady Bulldogs won the match in two games. The final scores were 25-12 and 25-15.

The first game was close in the beginning. As soon as the Lady Bulldogs took the lead by the score of 3-2, they kept the lead. By the time the Lady Bulldogs led by the score of 17-12, Kingston could not score any more points. Lady Bulldogs’ Melissa Myers scored eight straight service points to win the first game

Although the Lady Bulldogs took the early lead in the second game by the score of 2-0, the Lady Cougars fought back and took the lead by the score of 3-2. The lead didn’t last long as the Lady Bulldogs took the lead by the score of 4-3. Kingston was never out of the second game until Emily Rasnick of the Lady Bulldogs scored eight consecutive service points, which also included one ace, extending the Lady Bulldogs’ lead by the score of 16-7.

Both teams kept trading points back and forth. Eventually, the Lady Bulldogs pulled to within one point of winning the match at 24-14. The Lady Cougars still had enough momentum in them to score one more point before the Lady Bulldogs scored the match point. The Lady Bulldogs won the second game and the match by the score of 25-15.

Although the Lady Bulldogs had to replace two starters due to injuries, the team did a good job filling in their shoes. “I had three JV girls that I pulled up due to a loss of two starters,” commented West County head coach Jill Simily. “They did a very good job. We’re very pleased with the way we played tonight.”

Myers led in service points for the Lady Bulldogs with 15, followed by Rasnick with 13. Rasnick also had two aces. Diana Simily had three kills, followed by Ashley Queen and Betty Fisk with two each. Simily had five digs.

The Lady Cougars gave it their all to win this conference match, but it just wasn’t enough. “It’s kind of a rough night being another conference game,” said Kingston head coach Kelly Brown. “We’d like to see those wins in the conference.”

Alisha Aubuchon led in points and assists for the Lady Cougars. She had eight points and five assists. Rachel Johnston followed in assists with three. Dani Mehrtens led in kills with six, followed by Johnston with four.

The Lady Bulldogs (3-5) travel to Bismarck Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (1-5) travel to Viburnum Monday.

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