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Knights open WIC season with volleyball victory

Friday, August 24, 2007

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Kaley Huffman had six kills in Thursday's WIC volleyball victory.
By Steve Fields

For the Brazil Times

After every match, the Northview volleyball team meets with their coaches to decide what they should work on in practice. The Knights may have trouble putting together their next practice plan.

Northview dominated the visiting Edgewood Mustangs 3-0 Thursday night, scoring a 25-6, 25-14, 25-9 victory.

"I thought it was our best effort overall, all the way around, all phases of the game,"? Northview coach Scott McDonald said.

"Lottie (King) and Ashley Hull dominated the middle again, like they do every time out. Kaley Huffman was amazing. Lindsay Thomas ran the offense like a machine. We served well. Every phase of the game, I thought we were dominant tonight."?

The victory improved the Knights' overall record to 5-0 and got them off to a 1-0 start in the Western Indiana Conference, one of their first goals of the season.

"The key in the season is building steps. Win that first game in the conference, then build from there," McDonald said.

Northview dominated the net. While King had nine kills and Hull six, the Knights also got five each from Huffman, Brittaney Long and Hannah Emmert.

Thomas passed out 32 assists to the hitters and served 31 of the Knights' 75 points. Thomas served 14 straight points the first game and 11 straight in the third game.

Northview's offense worked so well because the passing to Thomas, the setter, was excellent.

"One of the things I feel is so important is fundamentals and we have to be able to pass. If we can't pass we can't do anything," McDonald said.

Perhaps inspired by the presence of her grandparents, Bill and Betty Huffman on their 55th wedding anniversary, Huffman came up with a team-high 13 assists.

Northview's junior varsity also won, downing Edgewood 25-14, 25-5.

Northview's varsity travels to Crawfordsville on Saturday for tourney play.

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Next game - Northview (5-0, 1-0 in WIC) plays in the Crawfordsville Tournament on Saturday.



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