The Newnan Lady Cougars volleyball team claimed their third consecutive region championship in a row Wednesday night.
They defeated the East Coweta Lady Indians in straight sets, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-22.
After getting dominated in the first set, the Lady Indians brought more scrap to the second. They overcame a 6-0 deficit to take a 12-9 lead in the early stages. The Lady Cougars were just too strong and closed the match out on a Caroline Counts kill.
After starting the season 8-9, the Lady Cougars have gone 15-4 the rest of the way with a young squad. Libero Ruthie Burnette is their only senior.
The Lady Indians came into the match with a five-match winning streak, including a straight set win over Campbell on Tuesday night, to qualify for the region championship game.
Next Tuesday night, Oct. 19, Newnan will host South Gwinnett (6-18) in the first round of the state playoffs at the Max Bass Gymnasium.
Meanwhile, the second-seeded Lady Indians (18-19) will host the Grayson Lady Rams (10-18) at the John Thrower Gymnasium.