Finishing out a fantastic season, the Warren County High School volleyball team made it to the regional tournament this year. In a tough matchup with Cookeville’s Lady Cavaliers, the Lady Pioneers dropped the match 3-1.
“Warren County played some of the best volleyball of the season last night, especially during the first two sets,” said Warren County Volleyball head coach Katie Rogers. “Cleveland had completely overlooked us and they were definitely surprised when we took that first set from them and almost took the second.”
Final scoring for the match was 25-23, 19-25, 9-25 and 12-25
Individual statistics were Bethany Fye had 4 aces, 7 kills, 2 blocks and 9 digs, Hailey Wood set up 6 assists and 9 digs, Lauren Hennessee had 5 assists, Marah Wanamaker had 4 kills, Emily Mikkola had 10 digs while Brooke Murphy had 6, and Hope Mullican and Tyra Wright both had 1 block each.
All-Region Award winners were Brooke Murphy and Skyler Youngblood.
“We could not have ended our season on a better note. Everything we worked on all season fell into place just like it was supposed to. We played really good defense against some hard hitters. Our blockers touched several balls and made Cleveland frustrated. We limited our own mistakes, especially missed serves. We kept our intensity and stayed positive. Our seniors remained leaders and kept encouraging the younger players. And most importantly, the girls legitimately had fun playing their last match together as a team,” Rogers said.
“This team was literally a team for the record books, as Warren County has now only made it to the regional tournament three times in its existence. Add to that, last night the Lady Pioneers won a set in the regional tournament for the first time in WCHS volleyball history. I couldn’t be more proud of the way the season turned out and I am already looking forward to next year.”
Overall, including tournaments, the Lady Pioneers record is 25-12, 3rd in the district for regular season and 2nd in district tournament.