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The Cougars took their 13th win of the season as they quickly ran through Valor Christian in three sets Tuesday

Country Christian's volleyball team is well on its way to defending its state title and potentially bringing a fourth to the program as they won both of their games Tuesday night to start off 2-0 in league play.

The Cougars have seen the return of senior Meghan McGrath, who was out for an ACL tear sustained during last basketball season. She didn't show any since of hesitation in her surgically-repaired knee as she ran, jumped, and pivoted with the help of a knee brace.

While the Cougars are still missing seniors Anna Farner and Maddy Weyer, also to knee injuries, their rotation looks solid as they're efficiently smashing kills and digging balls left and right.

Juniors Katie Sandberg and Sarah Phillips have continued to progress in their key roles contributing to the Cougars' offensive firepower, with most of their kill shots smashing into the court's floor without much contest from the Knights.

Senior Mollie Lewandowski is locking things down at the net while senior Debby Grandle fine-tunes her role as libero, and seniors Sierra Ross and Jasmine Griffith are playing a variety of roles on the court contributing to the cause.

The Cougars started off a little slow in the first set against the Knights on Tuesday, as the majority of Valor Christian's points came from Cougar errors, but they picked it up and took the first set 25-14.

The Cougars then made quick work of the second and third sets, winning both of them 25-5 as they then took a short break before taking on Damascus Christian, eventually winning 3-1 (25-16, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21).

Country Christian will travel to Southwest Christian on Thursday to continue Valley 10 play.


Conner Williams
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