Last Tuesday night, the Lady Cats took on the Georgetown Eagles in a game that turned out to be very one-sided.
The night started out very badly for Elgin, falling in a deep hole of 10-1. Although the Wildcats showed some fight and tried to break the Lady Eagles' momentum by calling a timeout, the closest that Elgin got was six points. The final score to the first set was 25-10 in favor of Georgetown.
In set two, it seemed to be the same story from the first set. Once again, the Wildcats were down by nine, 12-3. Every time they showed even the slightest sign of hope, the Eagles would shut it down with either a time-out or a big play that completely shifted the momentum. Georgetown won the second set 25-13.
In what would be the third and final set of the night, Elgin showed that they were not going down without a fight. After big plays and good defense by Elgin and Georgetown, the score was tied 8-8. The Eagles then went on a 10-5 run which sucked the air out of the arena. But the Wildcats went on a run of their own, making the score 22-19. Only three down and with the game in the balance, Elgin let the game slip and would only score one point instead of the six that would have forced a fourth set.
The story was the same for both the junior varsity and freshman teams.JV lost 25-14 and 25-10. The freshman lost in a similar fashion, 25-10 and 25-13.
The Wildcats showed support for breast cancer by wearing pink items of clothing during the game.
Elgin is now 1-6 in district play.
On Friday’s game against Manor, the varsity team won in all three sets, while the junior varsity and freshman teams won in two.