The Knights opened with a victory over Southmont in the opener with a best-of-three set victory, 25-10, 25-18 win. In the second match, the Knights dropped their opening set, 23-25 before rebounding to take the next two, 25-7, 25-19 over Cloverdale. In the championship match with Crawfordsville, the Knights downed a solid Athenian team, 25-15, 25-14.
Christy Fulk had a 22 point, 20 kill tournament with 13 blocks and six aces. Also up front for the Knights, Lottie King had 25 points, 24 kills and 15 blocks with five digs. Brianne Arvin contributed 15 kills and Kyler Clark added 16 points and five aces with seven digs. Kaley Huffman chipped in with 14 points, 16 kills and eight digs. Lindsay Thomas had 75 assists with 11 points, three aces and three blocks. Brittney Spugnardi had 11 points with four aces, three kills and 16 digs.
The Knights advance to 9-0 this year with an upcoming match against White River Valley on Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m.
The freshman team also competed in the tournament and lost their opener in two sets to Southmont before losing a couple of close, three set games to Brownsburg and Crawfordsville.
Clay City wins own invite
The Clay City Eels celebrated the weekend by taking home the title in their volleyball invitational on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Vigo in a 25-16, 25-12, 27-29, 25-20 marathon before downing North Knox in the championship game, 25-16, 14-25, 25-12, 25-22. Bloomfield won the consolation game in five sets.
Ashley McCullough had a big opening game with 18 kills, nine blocks, eight digs and five points and Angie Camp contributed 10 points with three blocks in the game. Melinda Jackson added five points, three blocks and two kills for the Eels.
In the title matchup with North Knox, Courtney Dayhuff led the way with 13 points and 13 assists for Clay City and McCullough topped the team in kills (10) and blocks, also with 10 and added seven points. Camp chipped in with seven points, four kills and a pair of blocks and Chelsee Gerber had seven assists and six points. Sarah Kennedy added five points, four kills and two blocks.
The invite victory raises Clay City's record to 4-0 overall with a match on Tuesday at Linton.