Volleyball nets another 6AAA win

Posted By | September 13, 2012 12:00 am

Setting it up. Shelby Johnson sets the ball during a match this week as teammates Sydney Holeman, Brooke McCulley and Taylor McCulley look on. After dropping the first game of the match Tuesday, the Warriorettes came back to defeat Coffee County for their second District 6AAA win of the season. WCHS travels to Cookeville Thursday.

One of the challenges of coaching a young inexperienced team is one never knows what they are going to get out of the team, not just from day to day, but even from game to game of a set.
Coach Kirsty Young found that out with her Warriorette volleyball team during Tuesday’s District 6AAA match-up against Coffee County at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
WCHS dropped the first game of the set and trailed 5-0 in game two. They, however, regrouped and came back to win game two and then took victories in games three and four to secure their second district win of the season. That victory came just one day after they were defeated by Livingston Academy in a non-district match in three straight games.
Game one against Coffee County was a back and forth affair early. The score was tied numerous times and was knotted for the last time at 14-all. The Lady Red Raiders, however, reeled off 11 straight points to take the 25-14 win.
Coffee County continued where they had left off at the start of game two scoring the first five points of the game. WCHS battled back though and took the 27-25 victory evening the match at one game apiece. The key to that comeback was the serving of freshman Brittany Jones, who served 13 straight points for the Warriorettes.
The final score of game three was the same as game one except for the teams were reversed as the Warriorettes took the 2-1 lead in the match with the 25-14 victory. They went on to seal the match with a 25-22 win in game three.
Alex Lewis dominated the net with her blocking and Sydney Holman led the team in kills. Brooke McCulley also had a solid match for the Warriorettes.
The junior varsity also won their match (25-19, 25-16).
Young commented about her team, “Before the game I told them we could come out of this game in third place in our district. All we have to do is play hard and communicate and, most of all, have fun. I kept trying to encourage them after the loss in the first game to keep playing hard and they did. They displayed a lot of courage and composure.”
Also playing at home on Monday, the Warriorettes were defeated 3-0 by the Lady Wildcats of Livingston Academy (25-22, 25-19, 25-18).
The Warriorettes are now 4-10 overall and stand at 2-2 in the district race. They will travel to Cookeville Thursday to begin the second round of district games and will play in the Coffee County tournament on Saturday.

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