LINTON -- Northview got a stern third game test from the host Linton Miners, but still prevailed in three straight games in volleyball action.
The Miners put Northview in an early hole in the final game before the Knights pulled out a 25-20, 25-16, 28-26 victory to push their record to a perfect 8-0 overall.
"We played pretty well though we made some service errors," commented coach Scott McDonald. "We got down in the third game but I liked our composure in coming back."
The Knights got nine kills, seven blocks, four digs and three aces from Ashley Hull and 16 kills, three blocks and two assists from Lottie King.
"Ashley and Lottie did a good job of controlling the net for us tonight," said McDonald.
Lindsay Thomas had 29 assists to go with three kills and three digs and Kaley Huffman added 11 kills and 13 digs in the victory. Cari Laue contributed five kills and two assists with Kyler Clark digging up 19 shots from the libero spot. Hannah Emmert scored six kills and three digs.
Also for the Knights, Brittaney Long added in five kills and 10 digs with Hannah Emmert contributing six kills and three digs. Kaylee Clark and Hannah Hayes had three digs with both Emily Chiles and Katie Timberman posting two digs.
Northview travels to Cascade on Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. match.
Next game: Northview travels to Cascade on Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. match
Clay City volleyball
SPENCER -- With some key injuries and illnesses mounting, the Clay City Eels weren't able to overcome the homestanding Owen Valley Patriots on Thursday evening.
The Patriots scored a 25-13, 25-12, 25-19 win against Clay City that dropped the Eels to 4-3 overall.
"We've got some girls with colds and Lynsey Higgins has been out since the third game of the year, plus Britney Glass injured her hand tonight and didn't play in the last game," commented coach Trisha Hall of her team's injury woes. "Owen Valley is a tough team, they hit the ball hard."
For the Eels, Kelly McCullough had two kills and three blocks while Glass had three kills and three blocks before leaving with an injury. Hannah Moore added four kills for Clay City.
In the JV match, the Eels lost a 21-25, 25-14, 11-15 decision to the Patriots though Hall saw some positives with the club.
"I'm seeing a lot of improvement with (the JV team)," said the first-year Eels' coach. "They are scrappy and really battled (Owen Valley)."
Next up for the Eels will be a home match with North Central on Tuesday.
JV -- Clay City lost 21-25, 25-14, 11-15
Next Game: Clay City hosts North Central on Tuesday at 6 p.m.