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Lady Pioneers place fourth
There may never be an acceptable loss for coach Franklin Fisher, but the Lady Pioneer volleyball team losing to White County over the weekend won’t draw the ire of its coach.Warren County ended its run in the White County tournament with a fourth-place finish after being eliminated by the host school in the semifinals.The Lady Pioneers had plenty of roadblocks on the way to making the semifinals, but seemed to navigate them with little trouble.Warren County’s first problem was losing senior Chelsea Cope during the team’s first match Saturday. Cope, the team’s libero, hurt her hamstring chasing a ball against Central Magnet School and had to sit out the rest of the day.Junior Kaitlin Lawrence was forced to play on the back row the rest of the day with the absence of Cope. Coach Fisher praised his junior for her ability to fill in and help the team to a win.The Lady Pioneers defeated Central Magnet School 25-11 and 25-17, setting up a match against McMinn County.With no break, Warren County showed some fatigue in losing the first game to McMinn County 25-23.Senior Holly Morgan helped lead the charge in the second game which would ultimately prove to be the difference in the match.The Lady Pioneers rallied to play a grueling game against McMinn County.