COAHOMA — The Bulldogettes forced the Lady Cougars to five sets before losing the non-district match on Saturday — 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 25-16, 14-16.
Although she would have preferred a different outcome, Bulldogettes Head Coach Jamie Bonner said she was proud of how resilient her team played against the Lady Cougars, who were a Class 1A playoff semifinalist in 2018.
“This team is not going to lay down because we are behind by two sets,” Bonner said. “We are going to fight back every single set, and I think that is going to eventually pay off for us in the long run. We didn’t get it done in three sets or five sets today, but because so many players participated in summer conditioning, they were not tired after five sets and were still chasing down balls up until the last point. I am proud of their efforts today.”
Caitlyn Corley and Kirah Kimball led the Bulldogettes on offense with 10 kills each followed by Sydney Rinard with 7. Zoie Joslin had 28 assists and Madison Rodgers pounded out 3 aces in the game.
Also on Saturday, the Coahoma JV Red Bulldogettes earned their second win of the season against the JV Lady Cougars in three sets: 25-17, 22-25, 15-11
Next: The Bulldogettes travel to Sterling City for a dual match on Tuesday. The varsity plays Crane at 5 p.m. and then Sterling City at 6 p.m. JV Red plays Oflen at 4 p.m. and then Sterling City at 5 p.m.
Klondike DEF. Coahoma 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 25-16, 14-16.
Aces: Madison Rodgers 3.
Kills: Madison Rodgers 4, Julia Cox 4, Kenzi Canales 1, Kirah Kimball 10, Sydney Rinard 7, Caitlyn Corley 10.
Assists: Madison Rodgers 1, Zoie Joslin 28, Kirah Kimball 1.
Blocks: Kirah Kimball 1, Caitlyn Corley 2.
Digs: Julia Cox 1, Zoie Joslin 1, Kenzi Canales 2, Sydney Rinard 1.