CLOVERDALE -- Northview's lady golfers can celebrate their first victory of the early season after scoring a 178 to 221 win over the homestanding Cloverdale Clovers on Wednesday afternoon.
Though the temperatures again soared into the stratosphere, the Knights got some top performances from several girls to pick up that elusive first win.
Mary Beth Tribble took low-medalist honors after shooting a 37. She headed into the final two holes at 1-under-par before finishing at one-over for her round.
Just as important were scores of 46 from both Mandy Thomlinson and Savanah Purcell as well as a 49 from Olivia Oehler to cap the team's scoring.
"Savanah really stepped up and so did Olivia and Mandy. They've scored in each of our matches and I think that Mary Beth had her best round of the season so far," commented coach Josh Trout.
With conditions less than ideal, the teams decided to shorten the match to nine holes from the originally scheduled 18. The heat, according to Trout, has a big effect on how everyone plays right now.
"The (heat) is definitely a factor, especially when you get to the back-nine. It's hard to keep your focus, your getting dehydrated and it's tough. I keep telling the girls that this is as tough as it gets and that if they can survive this than they can survive anything."
Sunny Shaw came in with a 50 for the Knights followed by a 58 from Ali Trout, a 66 from Ali Rentschler, a 69 from Shelby French, a 71 from Allie Melega and a 77 from Sarah Bunch.
Kayla Langdon led Cloverdale in the match with a 52.
Northview will compete at Forest Park for the first time this season when they host both Washington and Jasper on Friday for a nine hole match beginning at 1 p.m.
At Clover Meadows G.C.
Northview 178, Cloverdale 221
Mary Beth Tribble 37, Mandy Thomlinson 46, Savanah Purcell 46, Olivia Oehler 49, Sunny Shaw 50, Ali Trout 58, Ali Rentschler 66, Shelby French 69, Allie Melega 71, Sarah Bunch 77
Kayla Langdon 52, Paige Kaside 54, Kate Chambers 55, Elizabeth Wiley 60, Jessica Hall 74