Winning on the road is never easy. Starting the season with an away match against a rival opponent makes things even tougher.
The Warren County Middle School volleyball team proved it could handle adversity in its first match. The Lady Pioneers defeated Van Buren County on the road, winning two of three sets against the Lady Eagles.
Warren County won the opening set 25-21 before dropping the second set 25-12. The Lady Pioneers were able to recover in time to win the game by taking the deciding third set 15-7.
Brook Murphy played a big part in helping Warren County take the opening set. Murphy had eight of Warren County’s service points as she picked apart the Lady Eagle defense.
Elsa Eckenrod added two kills and a block as the Lady Pioneers took a 1-0 lead.
Serves started missing the mark in the second set for Warren County. With the Lady Pioneers having trouble finding the spot with their serves, the Lady Eagles rallied to win the second set by 13.
Warren County coach Farrah Griffith settled down her team before the third set and a win followed.
Murphy and Kaylee Chisam each accounted for three points, while Eckenrod’s three kills were set up by passes from Abigail McKinley.
Warren County dropped its second match of the season Thursday at home against Prescott South Middle School.
The Lady Pioneers were defeated in straight sets by the team from Cookeville.
Warren County returns to action Monday with a match against Algood on the road. Play will begin at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Pioneers will return home Thursday with a match against Central Tennessee Conference opponent White County. Action at Warren County Middle School will start at 4:30 p.m.