Image: Lady Knights Pick Up Win Over Jones County Headed Into Region Saturday

Christopher Owens high-five's Gracie Parker after the second set win over Warner Robins. Owens served as head coach in Coach Randy Holliday's absence. Owens coached volleyball in 2019 and 2020 and won the region title in 2019. 

Upson-Lee volleyball defeated Jones County in two sets (25-18 and 26-24) in their home match in which they hosted Jones County and Warner Robins. Upson-Lee fell to Warner Robins 2-1.

Upson-Lee came out flat to begin the match with Warner Robins losing 25-11, but they battled back in the second set to win 25-21. The Lady Knights served well and made it difficult on the Warner Robins backline. Natalee McGee dropped in two consecutive aces and a block and a kill from Ansley Weed capped a 7-2 run for the Lady Knights. Despite Warner Robins tying the set at 21, Upson-Lee went on to win 25-21.

The Lady Knights jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first set, but Warner Robins pieced together a 7-2 run of their own to come back and defeat Upson-Lee 15-10 and take the match.

Upson-Lee went on to defeat Jones County in order. The Lady Knights’ overtime win in the second set is their second overtime win in the past five matches. The young team has struggled to close out games, but as they are gaining experience the trends are beginning to shift.

Upson-Lee is 8-25 and will host the second day of region play on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Lady Knights will play Central-Macon, Americus-Sumter, Jackson, and Mary Persons on Saturday. They currently stand 1-2 in region play.

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