White County volleyball defeats Warren County – loses to Cookeville

Posted By | October 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Ellie Savage, Lauren Turner, and Caydra Parker have their eyes on the ball ready for the serve in district play. (Photos by JERRY LOWERY)

By Jerry Lowery

White County High School’s volleyball district tournament was played Oct. 7, at Cookeville High School.  The Warriorettes’ first game of the tournament was Warren County.

Sparta came out very strong and swept the Warren County Lady Pioneers with a three games to zero win.  The final score for game one was 25-11, game two ended 25-13, and the third game ended 25-17.

Lauren Turner and Nia Powers led the team with 11 kills each.  Caydra Parker had seven kills, Hannah Kate Sims had six kills, Lindi Smith had three kills, and Karley Gentry had two kills.  Turner also led with 12 blocks, Sims had five blocks, Parker had three blocks. Smith, Gentry, and Powers each had one block.  Smith had 17 assists, and Parker had 13 assists.  Taylor Roberts had three aces on serve. Powers, Parker, and Turner each had two aces, and Ellie Savage had one ace on serve.  With the win over Warren County, the Warriorettes were set to take on Cookeville later in the evening.

Lindi Smith is serving in district tournament play.

Cookeville won three straight games to win the match and end the Warriorettes’ season.  The scores were 25-15, 25-17, and finally 25-11.  Lauren Turner had five kills, 10 blocks, and one ace on serve.  Nia Powers had three kills and one block.  Hannah Sims had two kills and two blocks.  Caydra Parker had two kills, three blocks, and two assists.  Karley Gentry had two blocks. Lindi Smith led the team in assists with six. Ellie Savage finished with two aces.

The loss ended the Warriorettes’ season.  Senior Lauren Turner commented on the season.

“This season had its ups and downs, but, overall, the bond we grew every time we stepped on the court overpowered anything else we could have done,” said Turner. “We have created lifelong friendships. I’m very excited to watch these girls continue to grow in the upcoming seasons. I am very thankful to have been able to be a leader for them the past two years.”

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