High school volleyball hits the court for the first playday of the year
by Andy Southard | July 30, 2018 10:26 am
As official practice began for fall sports teams across the state this week, the White County High School volleyball team also got in their first scrimmages of the year at the Lady Raider playday, in Coffee County, on Thursday.
The Warriorettes played in three matches, on Thursday, but were only able to pick up wins in one. The Warriorettes’ junior varsity team would play in three matches and would pick up wins in all three and wouldn’t lose a set.
The Warriorettes would start off their day with a loss to Oakland in three sets (20-25,25-20, 14-16). However, the Warriorettes would turn things around and pick up a win in their second match against Tullahoma (25-13, 25-19). The Warriorettes would finish out the day against Coffee County, losing in straight sets (20-25, 23-25).
The Warriorettes would suffer a critical loss in their first match against Oakland. In the first game against Oakland, only five points into the game, sophomore Ellie Savage would go up for a hit and would come down and would hurt her knee. Savage, a member of the all-freshman volleyball team, looks to be out all season long.
After the playday, Coach Joni Simpson-Trivette talked about her teams play.
“I thought we began the day the best we possibly could have,” she said. “We were up against Oakland, and we were passing every ball and doing all the little things right. Then Ellie got hurt, and her being an impact player for us, got the girls off of their game. However, the girls would eventually regain their focus and would step up and realized they had to play harder. We are going to be a young team this year. We will have to rely on a lot of sophomores and freshman to help us win games. We still have a lot of work to put in, but we are getting closer to where we need to be when the season starts.”
The Warriorettes will get their season started Aug. 13 at Upperman High School. The match will be a tri-match between the Warriorettes, Upperman High School, and Gordonsville.