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Lady Warriors Cage The Tigers!!
Tyler County Booster - September 2009
Warren started its week by shutting down and shutting out the Livingston Lady Lions three games to none. With this task accomplished, the Lady Warriors could focus on the Trinity Lady Tigers. The Tigers came to Warren on Friday afternoon September 4th, 2009, as the only team to have defeated the Lady Warriors in volleyball this season. With Megan Foster serving in game one of this best of five match, Warren jumped quickly to a five point advantage 6-1. The lead would eventually balloon to seven points before the Trinity Lady Tigers began their comeback. After trailing 10-13, the Tigers would eventually come all the way back to tie the game at 23. The teams would then begin to seesaw back and forth before the Tigers closed out the Lady Warriors 28-26. The Lady Warriors would serve to begin game two and on the strength of Brandi Burns and Haleah Lewis Warren would lead 6-4 after the first ten points of the game had been delivered. It was a lead the Warriors would never relinquish. The Lady Tigers would never get any closer. The net domination displayed by Alyssa Hatton, Megan Foster, and Ciara Wisecup spelled a ten point victory for the Warriors 25-15 knotting the two teams at a game apiece. Game three would be more of the same. From the floor burning digs, to majestic sets to timely kills, it was a near replication of game two in every phase of fundamental Warrior volleyball. After grabbing an early 5-1 lead, Warren settled in for another methodical dismantling of the Tigers, cruising to victory with an identical game two score of 25-15. Next came game four. Trinity was in a must win situation if they were to have any hope of upsetting the Lady Warriors again. Fate was not on their side this day. Coach Basinger’s squad prides itself on never settling for just being good enough. Even after all their early season success these ladies are hungry for more. They don’t want to just win they want to destroy and demoralize any desire their opponents may have of winning. As one player puts it, “we HATE to lose just like any other group of athletes, but the difference between us and everyone else is we don’t settle...ever. We could play the game of our lives one night, and get out to practice the next day saying, there is something we could have done better.” The drive to beat Trinity was on. Again the Lady Warriors on the strength of their backline setting up the net played an instrumental role in Warren taking a commanding 17-10. The Lady Tigers tried to come back, but it was too little, too late. From Amber Kelley to Shania Brent and all the ladies in between the Warriors would not be denied on this night. They would win game four 25-18 and take the match three games to one. The payback was complete. Next up, Warren will face the Lady Cougars In other volleyball action, the Woodville Lady Eagles started the week facing the Lady Cougars of Buna. It was a rematch of their tournament game during the Buna Volleyball Classic in which Woodville dominated nearly every opponent. It was payback time for the Lady Cougars. Despite stellar performances from Summer Davis, Carie Arline, Brooke Taylor, Brooke Brown and Samantha Gilder, the Eagles could not hold off the Cougars losing the fifth game tie-breaker and the match three games to two. Woodville bounced back strong on Friday, though, to end the week on a winning note and defeating the Lady Hornets of Hardin-Jefferson three games to one. Next up Woodville will travel to Huntington on Tuesday September 15th and return home to face the Lady Pirates of Shepherd on Friday September 18th. The Lady YellowJackets of Chester will play their first volleyball game this year under new coach Tina Woodrome. The YellowJackets will host Apple Springs at home tomorrow night in their district home opener. Next week Chester will host Lovelady on Tuesday September 15th, before traveling to Oakwood on Friday September 18th. After a tough go against Huntington, the Colmesneil Varsity Lady Bulldogs. Instead it was the Freshmen and junior varsity Lady Bulldogs who continued playing. Both teams traveled to Corrigan for a tournament on Saturday September 5th. It was the same tournament in which Warren’s freshmen and JV team would participate. If you are good it makes for a long day. The more you win, the longer you stay and the longer you stay the greater the rewards. For the freshmen Bulldogs it meant staying long enough to secure the third place trophy. Warren’s freshmen ladies took home the gold and their JV ladies the silver. Not a bad day for Tyler County volleyball players. The Spurger Lady Pirates played in Deweyville this past week and lost three games to one. Tomorrow night the Pirates open district play against their arch rivals, the Colmesneil Bulldogs. Next week will continue district action for the Lady Pirates as they open at home against the West Hardin Oilers on Tuesday night September 15th, and then entertain the Sabine Pass Sharks on Friday night September 18th.