“The momentum had shifted into the final set,” first-year coach Kayla Back said. “I think the second set was the turning point, even though we lost. We began to finally settle down and play our way.”
Back recalled that she called time out with the Cougars trailing 10-9 in the final set.
“Both teams were exhausted,” she said. “I told the girls that no matter what the outcome that I was proud of them. They went back on the court and pulled it out.”
Regional action took place Tuesday (results unavailable at press time). Center Grove traveled to No. 17 Columbus East, and Perry Meridian tackled No. 2 Avon on the road. Greenwood Christian journeyed to Hauser.
The 4A winners advance to Saturday’s Columbus East Semistate; the Class A victors travel to Loogootee.