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WCMS stings Lady Bees
Samantha Jennings goes above the net for a block during a match against Prescott Middle earlier this week. Jennings and the Lady Pioneers defeated the Upperman Lady Bees Thursday night in three sets.

The Warren County Middle School volleyball team was back in action Thursday night against the Upperman Lady Bees, two nights after losing to Prescott Middle in straight sets.
The Lady Pioneers defeated the Lady Bees, 25-20, in the first set and lost in the second set, 21-25, but overcame the setback to win the match in the third and final set, 15-7.
After the match, coach Kelly Clayborne had this to say about the team’s overall play.
“I was very pleased with the way the girls played tonight. This was a big win for us. The whole team stepped up and did their part. Overall this was the best match we have played all season which is great timing since Upperman has been a dominate opponent in this area for several years.”
Clayborne added, “Everything was clicking.  We had great net play by Samantha Jennings and Sadie Simmons.  Simmons and Jennings had some key blocks in the third set to help swing the momentum back to our side. Our defense was much more aggressive and had much improved communication.”
Jennings led the Lady Pioneers in the match as she had 10 kills and seven blocks. Madison Hollis added five kills and two blocks. Simmons added four kills and three blocks, and Annaston McBride added two kills.
In game one, it was a back-and-forth battle between both teams throughout the game. The Lady Pioneers had to battle back from a three-point deficit, 20-17, and won the set thanks to Jennings’ serving at the line and overall team communication, according to Clayborne.
The Lady Pioneers and the Lady Bees continued to go back-and-forth in the second set, but the Lady Bees ended up pulling away at the end.
The Lady Pioneers were down, 10-7, in the early stages of the match. 
Jennings came up clutch again at the service line and was able to continue her great serving and served out the game to lead the Lady Pioneers to a 15-7 victory, giving them the match.
The Lady Pioneers will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Franklin North Lady Gators. Match time is set for 5 p.m. at the WCMS gym.