So far it’s been so good for the Lady Pioneers volleyball team. Warren County finished off a perfect opening week of the season Thursday when the team defeated Cannon County in straight sets.
The Lady Pioneers, who opened the season by beating Franklin County, took down the Lady Lions 25-20, 25-16 and 25-21.
Coach Franklin Fisher saw his team play up and down against a young Cannon County team. Though Fisher would have liked to see his team be more assertive, he was still pleased with the victory.
“We did not take command of the match they way I would have liked,” said Fisher. “We were trying out some new attacks and serves that cost us a few points.”
Junior Caroline McKinley was the Lady Pioneers leading performer against the Lady Lions. McKinley had 14 kills, seven assists and two blocks in the match.
McKinley has adjusted smoothly to her role as the Lady Pioneers second setter, along with reprising her role as one of top middle hitters in District 6-AAA.
When McKinley isn’t dominating the middle, junior Megan Dishman patrols for the Lady Pioneers. Dishman finished Thursday’s match with six kills and added three aces.
Top setter Blair Fisher had 19 assists to go along with three aces. One of Fisher’s top targets for passes was senior Maggie Schaper, who finished with six kills.
Coach Fisher and his team will play its first home match tomorrow at Charlie Dalton Gym. The Lady Pioneers will take on Tullahoma and Franklin County as the three teams meet up for dual matches. The action will begin at 4:30 p.m.