Warren County High School Lady Pioneer volleyball was one of 32 teams which participated in the 28th annual Choo Choo Classic tournament this past weekend held in Chattanooga. The Lady Pioneers were in pool play Friday at Red Bank High School.
Warren County started the tournament with three consecutive losses in its first match versus Grace 25-14, 25-14, and 25-18.
After a lackluster performance in the opening round of pool play, the Lady Pioneers defeated Karns 25-17, 23-25, and 25-19 in the second match of pool play. The offense started working better together and the Lady Pioneers settled into a rhythm. The communication among players picked up and helped carry Warren County into the Saturday games with a second seed in its bracket.
Saturday started the tournament matches and Warren County took the floor against CSAS. The Lady Pioneers started strong and finished strong. Back-to-back wins in consecutive games gave the Pioneers the match, 25-14 and 25-11. A strong service game and an even tougher defense allowed Warren County to pull away quickly and give the Lady Pioneers a decisive win.
In the second round of the tournament Saturday, the afternoon was cut short when Warren County met Grace again. Grace had a little too much offense for the Lady Pioneer defense. Two straight losses were dealt to the Lady Pioneers, 25-12 and 25-17.
WCHS head coach Katie Rogers said, “I was very proud of our girls and our efforts this weekend. It is the first time in several attempts the WCHS volleyball team has made it past the first round.”
Warren County has an overall record of 9-4 halfway through its season. The Lady Pioneer volleyball team will be back home Sept. 15 versus Cookeville.