The Lady Pioneers returned home from playing in the Coffee County Southern Slam this past weekend to play against Cannon County at Charlie Dalton Gym. The Lady Pioneers won in straight sets, 3-0, and improved their season record to 5-7.
This past weekend, the Lady Pioneers played Jackson County, Eagleville and Whitwell in pool play. They lost all three matches, but several sets were close.
The losses put Warren County in the bronze bracket, and the Lady Pioneers beat Fayetteville City and Cascade to win the bronze bracket. The two starting setters were out this past weekend for Warren County, and the Lady Pioneers played some new players in the matches.
Bella Cantrell was out with an injury Monday night, and sophomore Kennedi Pegg took Cantrell’s place in the rotation. The Lady Pioneers had beaten Cannon County earlier this season in Woodbury, and had no real problems Monday night.
The Lady Pioneers have two important district matches this week. Warren County is looking to improve its position in the district tournament that will begin Oct. 4 at Franklin County.
HEAD COACH COMMENTS
WCHS head coach Erin Blalock talked about the varsity and JV teams after the matches were completed. Coach Blalock said, “We did play the freshman team in a set during the JV match. I wanted to give them the opportunity to play, and they did well.”
Blalock continued, “Bella Cantrell was out tonight because of an abundance of precaution. Pegg played this weekend, and she took Bella’s place tonight. She has good hands, and she adjusted well. That is a hard position to try to play when she has not been practicing with the varsity. We tried some different girls in different positions to alleviate some of the problems we have been having. They did well.”
Sophomore Kenndi Pegg played with the varsity Monday night and spoke about the match. Pegg said, “I was a little nervous at first, but everyone helped. They were very encouraging. I have always been a setter since sixth grade. I am glad I got to play with the varsity. We played better today. We talked better.”
The Lady Pioneers played on the road against Franklin County on Tuesday night in a district match as the Southern Standard was going to print. Warren County is home Thursday night against district rival Coffee County.
Download the Southern Standard app and follow Southern Standard Newspaper on Facebook and @sstandardnews on Twitter for updates on scores. You can reach sports via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN COUNTY VARSITY VS. CANNON COUNTY
Won 3-0. Scores, 25-13, 25-16, 25-11
JV VS. CANNON COUNTY
Won 2-0. Scores, 25-13, 25-15