On Tuesday afternoon, the CCHS Lady Jets volleyball team hosted the Lady Warriors of White County for the first home District 6AAA match of the season; however, the Lady Warrior varsity was 3-2 victor and the Lady Jet junior varsity won 2-1.
According to Coach Donald Smith, in the junior varsity match, the Lady Jets got off to a slow start, but finished strong. Down by six points, the Lady Jets went on a run to win the first set 25-15. The Lady Jets started off quick in the second set and went on a run to win 25-13, to take the best of three games.
Sadie Bowman led the Lady Jets with serving aces (5). Shelby Kilby, Emalee Breeding. Lilly Barnes and Lindsey Sherrill led the offensive scoring.
The next matchup had the Lady Jets Varsity taking on their Sparta opponents. Falling behind early in the first set with unforced errors, the Lady Jets never found their rhythm in the first set and fell 25-18.
The second set had both teams battling back and forth before White County took it by a score of 27-25 for a 2-0 lead.Things became very interesting at this point in the contest, as the Lady Jets came to life in sets three and four and won them (25-23, 25-15), forcing a deciding fifh set.
The Lady Jets got off to an early lead (8-3), before unforced errors gave White County a 9-8 lead. After a time out, the Lady Jets battled back to a 11-11 tie, before White County went on a run to take the set and match 15-11.
Victoria Lee led the Lady Jets with blocks(4).Cheyanne Frazee, Sara Shinn, and Rebekah Teeple all contributed to the offensive effort. Tessa Dixon led the team with serves, along with Christine Jones. Kansas Stamper contributed two blocks and one kill shot, as well.
The Lady Jets traveled to Rhea County Thursday and will return to the court after the Labor Day holiday to begin a three-game home stand Sept. 5 against district foe Warren County, Clarkrange Sept. 9 and Cookeville Sept. 12, before playing in Stone's tournament Sept. 14.