With a big crowd of students and fans on Monday evening, the Lady Cougars celebrated their senior class on the volleyball court.
Bella Blackwell, Kate Peters, McKenzie Jenkins, Carlye Davis, Neveah Johnson, and Emily McCartney were all honored before they took on Harpeth in an attempt to show just how far they have come this season.
They fell just short.
After dropping the first two sets the Lady Cougars stormed back to win sets three and four.
Set four being a great example of the toughness this team has built.
Down two sets to one, the Lady Cougars looked ready to tie it up easily leading 17-7 before Harpeth resiliently battled back to tie it.
Dickson County had to stay the course mentally and avoid total collapse to come out with the 29-27 fourth set victory and the gym went crazy.
Unfortunately, after that hard-fought set and a long four-set game, the Lady Cougars fell short in the final frame.
A 15-12 fifth set victory sealed the game and the night for Harpeth, who is no slouch having split with Creek Wood on the season one game apiece.
After the game, all the seniors looked upbeat knowing they fought hard and had clearly improved significantly from the beginning of the year.
Coach Jacklyn Clements seemed to take the loss the hardest telling me with a sigh “they fought so hard, so so hard” as if to say she felt like her girls deserved a victory and I don’t disagree.
The season is not over yet though as Dickson County will visit Camden on Thursday before the District Tournament begins on October 4th.