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Knights clip visiting Cardinals

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Brianne Arvin goes high for one of her eight kills on Tuesday versus Bloomfield. The Knights won in three sets over the Cardinals.

Northview continued their home court winning streak on Tuesday night with a three set, 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 over visiting Bloomfield.

The victory stretches the Knights streak to four straight matches as they continue a five game home stretch that continues with WIC foe South Vermillion on Thursday night.

The Knights took control early in this match taking off to a quick 9-4 advantage on Christy Fulk's hitting and blocking along with some key net play from Lottie King and Brianne Arvin.

In the opening set the Knights weren't quite hitting at full strength but were quick to capitalize on Bloomfield's own hitting errors in holding the Cardinals to just 15 points in the opener.

In game two it was Laura McCrea who took the early initiative with a pair of kills as Northview took a 4-3 lead with Casey Challandes coming to the service line. She picked up an ace before her third serve was just long as Bloomfield knotted the score at five-apiece.

From there however, Arvin's hitting came alive as she tallied a pair of kills following one from Heather Palmer to give the Knights a 9-6 lead. Bloomfield would close to within 10-7 before a pair of shots from Fulk and one from Arvin would lift the Knights to a 15-8 lead that they would not relinquish.

An ace from Kellsy Maurer, one of her four service points in the game, put the Knights up 14-8 and a block and a kill from King would push the Cardinals' backs to the wall. Fulk made sure they didn't escape with three kills to end the set.

In game three the Cardinals were within 7-6 early after a kill from Brittney Spugnardi before two hits each from Arvin and Fulk along with one more from Palmer put the Knights ahead 13-8.

An ace from Kaley Huffman and a kill from Fulk put the Knights ahead 16-11 before Spugnardi hammered out a pair of aces as part of her seven points in the game. Her service reign led Northview out to an insurmountable 20-12 lead and the match victory.

For the match, Fulk led the squad in kills with 11 followed by nine from King, eight from Arvin and four by McCrea. King had eight points in the game to lead the squad along with five blocks and 12 digs in the match. Casey Challandes contributed nine digs with Spugnardi picking up eight and Lindsay Thomas adding five digs to go with her 31 assists.

The Knights were tough at the net as five different players had blocks with Fulk and Thomas contributing two each and Palmer and McCrea each adding one.

The victory gives Northview a 15-5 mark overall heading into Thursday's match with the Wildcats.

Junior Varsity volleyball

Northview earned a quick 25-11, 25-20 win in JV volleyball action on Tuesday as Ashley Hull provided a team-leading six kills, just ahead of Cari Laue's four and Katie Timberman's three.

Chelsea Mershon had her first kill of the year in the game and both Kyler Clark and Emma Koehler had one kill each. Koehler also had a team-leading 14 assists with Laue also adding one.

At the service line, Nikki Mogan had eight points to lead the team and Clark added six with Traci Sanders adding five, Laue four and Koehler three.

Clark had four aces and both Sanders and Mogan had three aces as the Knights advanced to 10-5 in JV competition.

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