Tuesday, the Warren County Middle School girls volleyball team hit the road and came back with a tough win over the White County Lady Warriors, 25-27, 25-22, and 15-9 for the match. This is the Lady Pioneers second win this week as they first defeated Harris Middle School, 25-18 and 25-17 on Monday.
Game one see-sawed back and forth the entire contest and the Lady Warriors rose to a 14-11 lead. The Lady Pioneers bounced back for a 24-22 late-game advantage but White County wasn’t done and tied it up 24-24 finally getting the 27-25 win.
“The girls were playing hesitatingly and were not able to take advantage of two game-point situations,” said WCMS head volleyball coach Kelly Clayborne.
Game two was another closely heated matchup with Warren County on the comeback down 11-4. Lady Pioneer JuJu Pyburn was able to pull the team within 1 point and Sadie Simmons finished off the game from service line for a Warren County win.
The Lady Pioneers entered game three more confident and aggressive taking a 6-1 lead where Samantha Jennings commanded the net for the win and match.
The victory bumps up the Lady Pioneers record to a very respectable 18-3 for the season.
Statistically the game breaks down to: Jennings- 12 kills; Elia Atterson 1 kill; Marli McBride 2 kills; Madison Hollis 4 kills; Simmons 5 kills, 10 assists and Kailee Whitlock had 12 assists.
In Monday’s home game, the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer volleyball team (17-3) hosted Harris Middle for the win, 25-18, 25-17, in two competitive games.
Samantha Jennings had 10 kills, Sadie Simmons added 3 and Marli McBride had 2 kills for the night.
Harris pulled ahead of the Lady Pioneers in early game one action when some miscues by Warren County gave away points to Harris Middle. Jennings then got hold of the serve and finished out the game flawlessly allowing the Lady Pioneers to overtake and win.
In game two, Jennings brought her team up early with a 9-5 lead, but Harris wasn’t ready to quit yet and got a rally going but too little, too late as Danika Reno served 9 straight points to give WCMS a 21-12 lead. Again Harris came back but so did the serve to Warren County letting the Lady Pioneers finish the match.
Further stats for the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneers were Simmons and Kaylee Whitlock with 6 assists each.