EMINENCE -- In the midst of tragedy, the Cougars became victorious.
North Putnam captured its first win of the season when they defeated Eminence in three sets, 25-22, 25-21, 25-14, hours after grieving the loss of a teammates, Megan and Karlie Gray, grandfather Alfred gray.
"We played with so much emotion tonight," NPHS coach Jill Schreiber said. "We all went to the funeral home to help Megan and Karlie with the passing of their grandfather."
The Cougars took their grief and turned into energy Tuesday night. Megan Robinson and Carlye McGaughey had five kills each while Robinson had seven blocks, including two stuffs. Robinson had 12 digs, while McGaughey had 16 digs herself. Paxton Stephenson had four kills for the night while LeeAnn Davis had 14 digs. Mackensey Asbell served up three aces for the Cougars as well. Danielle Harbison recorded eight assists for the night.
"We played as a team tonight" Schrieber said. "Each game we set a goal of what we wanted to hold their scoring to and in the third game we held them to one under."
In junior varsity action, the Cougars won 25-19, 25-17.
North Putnam is back in action on Thursday when they travel to South Putnam to take on the Eagles at 6 p.m.
South Putnam 25 25 25
Eminence 22 21 14
Next match -- North Putnam is back in action on Thursday when they travel to South Putnam to take on the Eagles at 6 p.m.