DRAFFENVILLE -- Christian Fellowship had an emotional week of volleyball action that started with a win at Calloway County and ended with an injured player at the Quad State Tournament in Paducah.
Last Tuesday, the Lady Eagles met with the Lady Lakers for Volley for a Cure at Calloway County. It was at this same event one year ago that Lady Eagle Kenzie Murdock was taken to the emergency room and subsequently diagnosed with t-cell lymphoplastic lymphoma. Murdock succumbed to the disease this summer following her high school graduation.
Many teams have found ways to honor the Murdock family at matches this season. The Volley for a Cure was designed to bring awareness to cancer and the family that it has affected was a bittersweet event for the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles chose their own way to honor Murdock. The Lady Eagles took the match in three swift sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-12).
Abigail Cima and Emma Fletcher led the team in kills. Cima had 15 successful kills, and Fletcher had 14. Emma Alexander aided with 17 assists.
Fletcher and Cima were strong on defense, as well, with 11 digs going to Fletcher and 9 for Cima.
The Lady Eagles went on to compete this past weekend in the Quad State Tournament hosted by McCracken County.
Friday night, CFS faced Madisonville in the first game and won in two sets (25-13, 26-24). The second game went to Breckinridge in two sets (13-25, 22-25).
The Lady Eagles got an early start Saturday morning against Bardstown taking both sets (25-23, 25-21). Their momentum seemed to shift during this game as senior Lexi Hovekamp went out with an ankle injury.
CFS lost the next game to Warren East. Warren East took the first set 25-17. The Lady Eagles rallied to take set two 25-17, but the final set went to Warren East in a 16-14 battle for the match.
The Lady Eagles then fell to University Heights Academy in three sets (20-25, 25-14, 6-15) before falling in the sixth set to White Station in two (8-25, 22-25).
THIS WEEK: The Lady Eagles are taking a week off for fall break. This will give their players a chance to address some injuries and be prepared for their final four games of regular season action.
NEXT WEEK: The Lady Eagles will return to the court Monday, October 14, with a trip to University Heights. They return home on October 15 to host Community Christian Academy. CFS is scheduled to Play Warren East and Caldwell County on Saturday, October 19, to close out their regular season.