KCHS Lady Wildcats happy to play tough opponents


The Kemper County Lady Wildcats took their first loss of the volleyball season as they traveled to Noxapater. The Lady Tigers won in three sets: 25-7, 25-19, 25-22. 

"Noxapater is beyond fundamentally solid and this is a very tough squad," KCHS Head Coach Victoria Hundley said. “I have a lot of respect for their volleyball program and I am glad we have them on our schedule." 

Senior Robynn Jennings and Junior Kyla Grace each had one block for the Lady Wildcats. Freshman Shaquavious Jackson and Senior Rodezeah Smith each added two blocks. Smith also added two kills, aces, and digs for the Lady Wildcats. Grace and Jackson each had two saves, while Smith had three. Jennings also added a save. 

"I believe that playing a tough team early in the season allows us to adjust and see how much work we still have to go," Hundley says. "You have to play the best to be the best," she added. Hundley says that despite the loss it was great to see her players embrace the loss as a team and have a "team mentality". Last Thursday's district opener against Philadelphia was rescheduled to Monday, September 19, due to Philadelphia's football game being moved a day earlier. 

The Lady Wildcats traveled to Lake to open division play this past Tuesday. On Thursday, the Lady Wildcats will travel to Scott Central for a division matchup. 

It was incorrectly reported last week that the KCHS Lady Wildcats lost in their five set match to West Lowndes. After winning the first two and losing the next two, the Lady Wildcats were able to close out the fifth set 15-5. 

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