Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Gillian Johnston, Sophomore helped the Lady Cougars win 2-0 against Butler County Thursday night.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Gillian Johnston, Sophomore helped the Lady Cougars win 2-0 against Butler County Thursday night.

Girls Soccer

The Lady Cougars are off to an eventful start these last two weeks on the soccer field.

Grayson is 4-3 playing some tough matches and showing they will be hard to deal with all season. They have been close in every game, scoring some fine goals in the process despite having a young squad that only features one senior.

Sophomore Gillian Johnston has been the driving force on the offensive end scoring seven goals in seven matches. She has scored 70% of the Lady Cougars goals so far this year and also has an assist in the early goings.

Lone senior Temple Strader and freshman Ellie Evans have been the other two Lady Cougars who have found the back of net. Most of the chances created have been coming from the midfield, Malorie Zurmehly is leading the team in assists with Kandler Lindsey right behind her.

Goalkeeper Laura Vincent has been solid at the back for Grayson. She has allowed 12 goals so far this season but has had two clean sheets and come up with some key saves in the early goings.

With them the team has a young nucleus that will improved as the season goes on . They have already passed big mental hurdles in the early part of the season and have maintained the team margin at 0 with 12 goals scored and allowed.

They started the year dropping the home opener 4-1 against Warren East but quickly showed the strong mentality of the team traveling to Todd County Central the very next day and scoring five. Johnston put four on the board and Strader put in the fifth to completely erase the three goal defeat the day before.

That would spark a trend for the early season by Grayson . They lost their next two games in The Lady Dragon Lair Classic in Warren Central last weekend. Glasgow just edged them out 2-1 in the first games and host Warren Central cruised to a 3-0 win.

Instead of dropping their heads,the young squad picked up their play once again and won their next three match ups this past week. They started by beating Hart County 2-1 at home Monday with goals by Johnston and Evans. They followed it up Tuesday getting a 1-0 win over McLean where Johnston found the goal from a great pass by Lindsey and the defense in front of goalie Vincent took care of the rest.

On Thursday they put their best performance yet, beating Butler County at home 2-0 to put them over .500 for the first time all year.

The Lady Cougars will continue their season next Tuesday when they host Christian County for a 6 p.m.

Volleyball

The Lady Cougars split their first two games in the opening week, but they have since shown this week they are going to be a real deal this season. Grayson has gone undefeated in their next three games since losing a tight game at Hancock County with out dropping a single set.

Their first game after dropping a close match to Hancock 3-1 was Muhlenberg County. The Lady Cougars came out with a message beating them handy the first two sets 25-16, 25-14. Muhlenberg put up a fight in the third set but ultimately Grayson had to much talent and won the final set 25-23.

They carried that performance at Owensboro were they hammered Lady Devils 25-9 in the first set and grinded out the they next two 25-20, 25-23. It was a tough game down the stretch but it showed the Grayson can play well on the road as well.

Grayson dominated their closest rivals Edmonson County by a combined score of 75-36. They walked through the first two sets winning 25-10 both times and easily handled the step up from the Lady Cats in the third getting them by 25-16.

Thursday's home game was a loss against Ohio County, with the Lady Eagles beating the Lady Cougars 2-1.

Ella Robinson has been the main attacking option fro the Lady Cougars. She plays middle block and gives the Lady Cougars a scary option down the middle that also draws attention and gives space for the outside hitters to perform.

The team has another busy week coming up with three road games. They start this Monday when they travel to Fort Knox, then to Butler County on Tuesday and finish it up at Trinity (Whitesville) on Thursday.

Boys Soccer

Opposite to the girls team, the Cougars have had a rough go to start their 2018 season.

The home opener was a disaster, losing 11-1 to Daviess County. In their Second game Thursday it got slightly better but they still lost 4-1 on the road to Hart County.

Grayson is a young team with just four seniors and features eight underclassmen which gives up that they will progress as the year continues. They might be 0-2 but there is a lot of time left in the season.

They will be in action today when they host Ohio County for a 10 a.m. game and are on the road the rest of the week. Monday they are at Apollo then they travel to Russellville on Thursday.

Golf

The Golf team is already in mid-season form picking up two up solid wins this week.

On Wednesday both the boys and the girls team picked up wins over Warren East at Diamond Cavern Golf Club. The boys won 167-188 and the girls got it 211-226. The Low rounds were by Lincoln Nichols, Nathan Keys and Sophia Elmore.

Then Thursday both the boys and girls team beat Breckinridge County at the Breckinridge County Country Club. Grant Manion shot an amazing 39 and Lincoln Nichols was right behind him with a 40.