Rachel Sand led the Lady Cougars with 15 points and Maryl Gerst and Hannah Delp combined for 13 points in the losing effort. Ashley Ornsby and Melissa Goss each chipped in five points.
The game marked the first varsity result for LCA head coach Brian Harshman, who spent a handful of years working with the LCA boys JV and middle school programs as well as time at Elkhart Central as an assistant. Harshman also coached at Grace College with the track programs.
LCA (0-1) will travel to South Bend Friday evening to meet with the South Bend Career Academy at 7:30 p.m. LCA will also visit Churubusco next Tuesday before hosting Marquette Catholic Nov. 21 in its home opener.