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Statement win for WCMS
Photo courtesy of Painted Barn Media Aubrey Oleksik and the Lady Pioneers picked up a huge win over Coffee County.

Talent has never been an issue. Commitment never seems to wane either. WCMS volleyball coach Holly Palombo has just been waiting for when her Lady Pioneers would put together a game where they figured out the little things, knowing it would turn out well. 

She finally saw it in Manchester. WCMS grabbed a huge win Thursday, rallying to beat rival Coffee County 21-25, 25-16 and 15-12.

"'I told you so' were the first words out of my mouth when we huddled up for the win," said Palombo. "I have been telling these girls since July that the only thing standing between them and success was them. This is the confidence boost we needed going into the last half of the season."

Warren County (3-4) had its usual struggles in the first set: lack of communication, balls flying into the net and not getting behind on the attack. Those things all ceased to be an issue after the first set though. "We worked out all the kinks to come out on top," said Palombo.

Ali Young (nine assists) helped by getting her team into quick transitions, while Alyssa Boyd, Jenna Mullins and Presley Winfree got hot at the service line with three aces apiece. Presley and Sarah Kate Winfree were also a dynamic duo at the net, doing damage on both sides. Sarah Kate led the team with three blocks, while Presley was tops on the team with five kills.

Palombo added, "It was a great night and put us back in a competitive spot in the CTC."

Warren County will try to hold onto that spot when it plays Harris Thursday on the road at 5 p.m.