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Lady Pioneers crush Cumberland County
Iselin-Winther-2
The dream season for the Warren County High School team continued in Crossville Monday night.The Lady Pioneers defeated Cumberland County 5-3 to move one step closer to the District 6-AAA championship the team has coveted all season.Warren County scored early and often against the Lady Jets to move its district record to 6-1 and its overall record to 13-2.Morgan McCormick and Kimba Warden each had two goals and Fran Duvall added one as Warren County lead 5-1 at halftime.The Lady Jets tried to make it a game with two goals against many of the Lady Pioneer second-string players, but the starters returned to protect the lead.Coach Todd Willmore didn’t see the desire from his team they’ll need to finish the season strong, but is hopeful Monday’s game will serve as a wake-up call for the Lady Pioneers.“We’ve been talking all year that when you have a team you can put away, you have to put them away,” said Willmore. “If you let teams hang around, it can get you in trouble.”Despite not being at their best, Warren County had little trouble dispatching the Lady Jets.McCormick started the Lady Pioneers off with an early goal, then Warden followed with her first score.Duvall made it 3-0 before the Lady Pioneers effort started to fall off and allowed Cumberland County to get a goal.Coach Willmore’s team didn’t have any urgency trying to stop the Lady Jets as Willmore saw many of his players walking back to the ball on defense.The Lady Jets capitalized with a goal to cut the lead to 3-1, but McCormick and Warden answered back with goals to put the Lady Pioneers ahead by four at halftime.Warren County emptied its bench in the second half, allowing the Lady Jets to sneak back into the game.Cumberland County scored a pair of goals to start the second half, prompting coach Willmore to insert his starters back in the game.Warren County stopped the rally and walked away with a two-goal victory.All of the Lady Pioneer goals were assisted as Warren County had a good night passing on offense. Ansley Mullican had two assists, while McCormick, Lauren Roller and Emily Crawford added one each.Warren County had a chance last night to clinch the regular-season District 6-AAA title.

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