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Lady Pioneers win again
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The Warren County High School volleyball team completed a perfect first week with a victory Thursday night against the Cannon County Lady Lions.
The Lady Pioneers won in straight sets, defeating Cannon County 25-20 and 25-15. The win moved Warren County to 2-0 after a week of play in the regular season.
Coach Franklin Fisher saw his team makes strides on the defensive end two days after beating Franklin County and the result was another win.
“We made several adjustments from the Franklin County match that improved our blocking and hitting coverage,” said Fisher.
Senior outside hitter Kaitlin Lawrence led the offensive attack by the Lady Pioneers. Lawrence crushed the ball off sets from senior Blair Fisher, finishing with seven kills. Fisher led the Lady Pioneers with 18 assists.
Caroline McKinley and Megan Dishman also patrolled the net with precision as the duo added seven kills apiece. Kayla Brown finished with three kills.
While Warren County was able to finish several kills, the team’s front-row defense was unable to get a hand on some crafty shots by Cannon County.
Coach Fisher praised the Lady Lions, who gave Warren County a good test in the early season match.
“The fact that we had no blocks shows how Cannon County was crafty and played around our blocks,” said Fisher. “They are a much-improved team with a tremendous defense. It was great to have to go full speed against a team that dug our hits better than some of upper-echelon teams we played in Chattanooga two weeks ago.”
Serving has been a focal point in practice for the Lady Pioneers and the improvement behind the line is starting to show. Emily Newman led Warren County with three aces, while Dishman and McKinley had two each.
Warren County will try to keep its momentum going as the team begins a busy week Monday in Tullahoma. The Lady Pioneers will play their first of three matches this week tomorrow against the Lady Wildcats at 4:30 p.m.