Lady Cougars to vie for area title Thursday

Published 1:56 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Escambia Academy’s Lady Cougars are going to give everything they have as they vie for the AISA Class 2A, Area 2 volleyball title tomorrow night against Jackson Academy.

Also senior night, EA’s girls enter the contest on a 6-1 streak after dispatching Monroe Academy 3-0 (32-30, 25-16, 25-23) on Tuesday night. If EA wins tomorrow, then it will host the first round of the regional.

EA volleyball coach Larry Bonds said he’s been proud of the girls this season.

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“These girls are going to give it everything they’ve got,” Bonds said. “They’re going to give it their all, and put themselves in a good chance to win.”

Bonds said the last time the girls play Jackson, it was a close match. EA won 3-1 during the road contest earlier this eason.

“They were all close matches,” he said. “Our girls know they’re going to be in a dog fight (tomorrow night). I think our girls are ready to answer the call. It’s been a long time since EA won the area championship.”

Bonds said the girls are starting to come together as a team at the right time. At present, the Lady Cougars are 7-4 on the season.

“After a slow start, they didn’t quit,” he said. “They have practiced hard, and really improved their skills.”

First serve is slated for around 6:15 p.m.