MAYFIELD — Christian Fellowship’s volleyball team may look different this season, but they are no less of a force on the court. Senior Emma Fletcher was named to 2020 Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) preseason watch list, and she proved just why she made that list as she led her team and encouraged the young players in their battle against Graves County last week.
The Lady Eagles of CFS took the court against Graves’ Lady Eagles in a rematch of the 2019 First Region second round matchup that went to Graves County, 3-2. This latest match was once again 3-2, but in favor of CFS.
Graves County took the first set, 25-10. The tentativeness of the CFS young players seemed to dissipate as the second set got underway to eventually win, 25-22, and split 1-1. The teams alternated sets, with the third going 25-22 for Graves and the fourth, 25-19, to CFS.
Gracie Howard showed her athleticism on the volleyball court, as well as the basketball court, as she and the Lady Eagles pushed forward to take the fifth and final set, 15-10, for the match win.
Fletcher and Lillian Burnett let the team in kills with 13 each. Howard had 16 digs and Burnett added 15. Rhema Howard recorded 17 assists.
Saturday, the Lady Eagles competed in the First Region All “A” Classic, taking two wins and a loss. Against Hickman County, the Lady Eagles took the win, 2-1 (25-18, 23-25, 15-9) plus a 2-0 win against Carlisle County (25-14, 25-13).
The Lady Eagles faced Ballard Memorial for the third match and fell, 2-1. Set one went to Ballard by three points, 22-25. CFS took the second set, 25-11, and the third went to the eventual region winning Lady Bombers, 25-13.
The Lady Eagles will be hosting Murray tonight (Tuesday).
Marshall County will cross Highway 68 to play the Lady Eagles next Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Lady Eagles will travel to Murray next Thursday, Sept. 24, and then to Paducah Sept. 24 to play Community Christian.