If it wasn’t for the red uniforms saying Lady Pioneers, Holly Morgan would not have known her team Thursday night.
It was a rare off night for the Warren County Middle School volleyball team as White County came to town and rolled off back-to-back, 25-7 sets to win with ease.
“We didn’t talk, move, call the ball or transition in our rotation. We have to stop worrying about who is on the other side of the net and just play,” said Morgan, who saw her team drop to 0-3 after the loss to the perennial Central Tennessee Conference powerhouse. “I didn’t recognize the team I saw tonight. We just looked like we didn’t want to be there.”
Warren County finished second in the CTC tournament last year to White County, but only one rotation player from last year’s team is back for the Lady Pioneers. The growing pains have been difficult early, but the youngsters had been showing improvement each time out until the defending CTC champs showed up Thursday.
Warren County will get another chance at its first win Monday, Aug. 24 at Tullahoma East. Play is set to begin at 5 p.m.
Warren County JV falls to White County 25-11, 25-16
Coach Holly Morgan – “We started off pretty slow both games. They never gave up even when they were down. I’m proud of how they handled themselves. It’s never easy to see a scoreboard like that. For the most part, they didn’t let it get the better of them. I’ve seen improvements from them each game.”