Lady Warriors fall in 4 to Hardin

Baily Hamilton (8) going up for the block against Hardin. (Doug Glosson photo) Baily Hamilton (8) going up for the block against Hardin. (Doug Glosson photo)

By Doug Glosson

Last Friday the Lady Warriors defeated Bob Hope in straight sets to split wins and losses for the week.

On Tuesday, Warren traveled to Hardin to take on one of the top teams in the district.

In the first set, the Lady Warriors started out strong, taking a 12-4 lead and never looked back.

The Lady Hornets came within three points at 16-13, but kills by Bailey Hamilton and Claire McEachern, along with an ace by Taylor Renick, put Warren back up 22-17. The Lady Warriors were able to finish it off to take a one set lead 25-21.

The Lady Hornets showed grit in the next set by taking it to the Lady Warriors early.

Down 21-11, Warren made a short run to get within seven, but that would be as close as they would get, losing the set 25-17.
Determined to get back in the game, the Lady Warriors showed some grit of their own in the third set by taking an early 10-7 lead.
With the game tied at 12, the Lady Hornets went on a run to take a 16-12 lead, before Hamilton had a key block, Lindi Barnett a winner, and Laikyn Bell with a kill to get within one at 18-17. The Lady Warriors stayed within one to two points the rest of way until McEachern hit an ace to tie the set at 22.

Unfortunately, a couple of unforced errors by Warren contributed to this set slipping away 25-23 and down two sets to one.
The fourth set started out much like the third with the Lady Warriors taking an early 12-8 lead with kills by Samantha Marlar, Bell, Erin Foster, and Barnett.

But a couple of unforced errors by Warren and timely serving by Hardin let the Lady Hornets gain momentum and tie the game at 16.

McEachern was able to tie the game at 17 with a winner, before Hardin then went on an eight to five run the rest of the way to clinch the set, 25-22,and take the game three sets to one.

With one win and won loss for the week, the Lady Warriors district record stands at four wins against three losses.

Next up, all three teams will play Hardin again in Warren on Friday, Oct. 6 and then travel to Anahuac Oct. 10; games starting at 4:30 p.m.
Warriors fall to Woodville

The Warriors football team traveled to Woodville last Friday in search of spoiling the Eagles homecoming. Woodville would not be denied however, beating Warren 49-0.

Next up, the Warriors will play their first home game of the season Friday, Oct. 6 against Cold Springs, starting at 7:30 p.m.