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Covenant working on reloading roster
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Photo courtesy of Painted Barn Media Katie Pack has played a big part during her senior year with the Lady Lions.

The pieces are starting to come together for coach Chris Madewell’s Covenant volleyball team. The Lady Lions may not repeat as state champions, but by the time their conference tournament begins, they could be a tough out.

“Most of our starters had little or no game experience when we started the season,” said Madewell. “We are improving with each game. We lost to the two top teams in our conference recently, with both games going 1-3. We know we can beat them – we just have to play more consistently.”

Covenant is currently 6-10 this season following two hard-fought losses to Coffee County and Warren County Thursday. The Lady Lions were unable to come away from the tri-match at Charlie Dalton Gym with a victory, but their efforts were noted.

"Covenant is young, but scrappy. I saw improvements from the first time we played them to now," said WCHS coach Kelly Clayborne.

The Lady Lions use freshman Lydia Netherton and sophomore Anabel Lassister at setter, each of whom have “improved and matured” this season according to their coach.

Sarah Sharpe and Madisen Madewell have shown their skills as hitters, along with providing solid defense at the net. 

Senior Lily Kell, Erica Clay and Katie Pack round out the rotation. Their leadership has helped the team compile a 6-3 conference mark.

“Our seniors have been good leaders with their actions. They are hard workers and give good effort,” said Madewell.

Covenant is scheduled to play a pair of home games this week. The Lady Lions will face Lancaster Tuesday, then conclude the regular season with a match against West Academy Thursday. Both games are set to start at 6 p.m.