Paducah Tilghman Lady Tornado will meet rivals McCracken County after beating Community Christian Academy in four sets on Monday night.
The Blue Tornado took the win, taking three of four sets to the Lady Warriors, 25-19, 25-15, 16-25, 25-14.
It was a fight to the end for the Lady Tornado with the Community Christian Academy on their heels from the very first set. In the first of four, Paducah Tilghman led 13-5 as the ACC called for a time out to refocus.
While Emily Shumaker, Bailey Schipp, and Jaaliyah Biggers were a dominant force, the Lady Warriors had their secret weapon, Elizabeth Shaw, a thorn in the side of Tornado, all night long. However, despite the best efforts of Shaw and his team, the Tornado won the opening set 25-19.
Tilghman gained ground in the second set, eventually winning 25-15 as the ACC looked to continue their season in the league game scheduled for Tuesday night. However, Paducah Tilghman had other plans.
The third set changed the momentum of the night with Shaw and his Warriors taking full charge of the scene. The Community Christian Academy took advantage of every Tilghman incident, ultimately winning him 25-16.
It all came down to the fourth and final set, as Paducah Tilghman sought to track down a familiar McCracken County foe in the Championship game. The ACC’s efforts failed, falling 25-14 after a triumphant third set to open the eyes of all spectators in their home gym.