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Horn 'netters' pick up two wins

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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The Johnson County Volleyball team is hoping to find its identity with several new faces now on the varsity roster. Head coach Donna Poteet is basically playing a varsity schedule with a junior varsity roster but the team is working hard to make that transition.
Brittany Cox, Maddie South, Kamryn Sluder, Brittany Brooks and Courtney Brooks have been added and four of them are sophomores.
They have joined forces with Faith Poteet, Eden Fenner, Caitlin Leonard and Shahnoa Greene to try and finish out the volleyball season. In all the team is made up of four sophomores and four juniors.
They enjoyed a big win at home on Thursday beating Tri-Cities Christian in straight sets 25-12, 25-10 and 25-12. It was game that they dominated from the outset.
The quartet of Fenner, Leonard, Poteet and Brittany Brooks played outstanding in their serving roles. All four were credited with five more aces during the match.
They also got some good all around play from Poteet, Sluder and Courtney Brooks.  Greene and South were key factors on the back row.
“This is one of the better games we’ve played all season,” said Poteet. “They played really well as a unit. Our defense was good and we moved well too. A lot of progress is being made by this team. We’re starting to gel and their individual performances are improving especially with our hitting and serving. Tonight we were able to see it.”
It all started the weekend prior in a tournament at Patrick Henry. The Horns picked up a win during the event and the matches they lost were nail biters.
They knocked off Twin Springs winning 25-19 after dropping the first match 24-26. They came back to take the tiebreaker 15-12.
The team nearly pulled out a big win over Patrick Henry but lost the tiebreaker 17-15. They were nipped 23-25 in the first set but bounced back to take a 25-22 in the second one.

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