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WCHS volleyball tops Grundy County
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Senior Ally Beneke smacks the ball over the net Tuesday. Her height and ability to jump has been a huge asset for the Lady Pioneers as they beat Grundy County 3-0. - photo by Taylor Moore

The WCHS Lady Pioneer volleyball team had a great night Tuesday with the volleyball team beating Grundy County 3-0 at their first home match of the season. 

The match started pretty even with Warren County winning the first set 25-20. That provided momentum to win the second set 25-16 and the third set 16-14.

Each Lady Pioneer has her strength on the court, and they know how to use it. Seniors Jessie Young, Marissa O’Hara and Mia Hobbs were all strong receiving the ball as they led the team in digs. Hobbs had 9 and O’Hara had 13. Young was the receiving threat as she made 23 digs across the three sets.

Ten of those digs she made in the second set alone, and she made at least 5 in each set. Many Lady Pioneers scored over 4 kills against the Yellow Jackets, including Hobbs who scored 9 of her 10 in the first two sets. Emily Davis and Aleah Davis made up in the third set scoring 4 and 3 kills, respectively.

Hobbs led in kills scoring 10, followed by Aleah with 8 and Emily with 7. Helping these kills, Lydia Netherton and Kennedi Pegg made plenty of assists on Tuesday. Netherton made 16 with 14 of them being made in the first two sets. Pegg made an impressive 23 assists having at least 5 in each set, proving to be helpful in the middle.

Pegg also scored 3 aces for the Lady Pioneers, Hobbs led with 4. 

The JV team also found success winning 2-1. They lost the first set 26-24, but they turned around to win the next two sets thanks to kills from Kassi Nuckols, Emma Sharpe and Bri Taylor.

Hope Gilley and Brinlee Griffith also played impressively, receiving the ball with 10 and 8 digs respectively. WCHS coach Erin Blalock said, “We played them last night (Monday), and we played good last night, too. We had some careless mistakes that we made, and we did a little bit better on that tonight.”

She continued, “Our girls came out with a lot of energy and they were excited to be on their home court for the first time this season.”