WARRENTON — Winning games has become a habit for the Warren County High School volleyball team.

The program added another victory to its 2021 ledger on Thursday by dominating a disjointed Rocky Mount Prep 3-0. The Eagles improved their record to 9-1 on the year.

Head coach April Macon wanted to build a winning culture when she took over Warren County volleyball during the offseason. She said that improved culture was on full display Thursday. with the Eagles finishing strong after some early mistakes.

“I’m very happy with the way everyone played,” Macon said. “We started off kind of slow and gave away some points in the first game. We pulled it back together and we played like we were supposed to.”

Prior to Macon’s arrival, Warren County had not won a game in volleyball since defeating KIPP Pride 3-1 on Sept. 24, 2018.

But two consecutive years of zero victories are now a distant memory for Warren County, which opened the season with eight straight wins, two of which came by a Northampton County forfeit. J.F. Webb is responsible for Warren County’s only loss on the season, but the Eagles managed to extend that contest into a fourth set.

Macon said that having very little turnover from 2020 helped more easily implement her system, but she also credited her players for committing themselves each day and developing chemistry with one another.

Junior Jamari Moss has emerged as one of the most vocal leaders on Warren County, which Macon attributed to her experience in other sports, like softball. Macon also praised senior Nakira Bullock for being the team’s most efficient hitter and blocker.

With Bullock being the only senior on the roster, Macon believes the team can sustain its current level of success over the next couple of years, but she is currently focused on pursuing a Tar Roanoke 1A Conference title.

A rematch with J.F. Webb on Oct. 6 is the only non-conference game remaining on Warren County’s schedule. Macon has all the confidence in the ability of her team to maintain a perfect conference record as long as they fix a few minor issues.

“We’ve been working on getting more consistent with our serving,” Macon said. “We serve pretty well, but we also need to get our sets closer to the net so our hitters can knock the ball down instead of out.”

Warren County will have plenty of time to prepare for its next game. The Eagles travel to Northwest Halifax on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. matchup after previously defeating them 3-0 on Aug. 30.