Northview volleyball coach Scott McDonald was curious how his team would react after losing its first match during the weekend to Western Indiana Conference opponent, Sullivan. He found out a little about his team in Saturday's second match when they swept past Brown County, but he may have found out even more on Monday night.
The Knights came out with guns blazing, most specifically, their big guns at the net.
In three short games, the Knights hammered out a 25-6, 25-3, 25-19 win over visiting West Vigo.
"I thought we played with a chip on our shoulder tonight," commented McDonald. "We made a couple of adjustments and freed up some options hitting-wise."
With the wide margin of victory, the Knights got a chance to spread out some playing time for everyone as well.
Northview got 12 kills from Lottie King with two blocks and Kaley Huffman added 11 kills and five digs. Ashley Hull added in six kills with a block and Kyler Clark added four digs. Lindsay Thomas contributed 28 assists.
"After going five games with Sullivan, I thought it was a real positive sign that we came out with energy tonight, even in warm-ups," said McDonald. "That's what I expect to see each and every night out there."
The Knights also got four kills from Hannah Emmert, along with 13 service points and three assists from Hannah Hayes. Ali Sharton also added two assists.
"Ali Sharton has done a better job in practice and Katie Timberman is moving her feet better out there and Kaylee Clark is doing some good things too," said McDonald.
"Emily Chiles came in and did a very good job for us Saturday against Brown County. We've got so many girls who can help us that it's hard to get them out there, but we need to do that to build depth."
The Knights are now 11-1 overall and host Crawfordsville on Saturday.
Northview 3, West Vigo 0
Next Game: Northview hosts Crawfordsville on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Clay City volleyball
SULLIVAN -- Clay City made the trip to Sullivan on Monday night but returned with a three-game loss, 25-6, 25-18, 25-19.
"I thought we came out and were intimidated in the first game," commented coach Trisha Hall. "But I think we looked a lot better in the last two games."
After the Arrows ended Northview's winning streak over the weekend, Hall talked to her team about preparing for Sullivan who improved to 10-3 overall with the win.
"I told the girls that we were going to have to play a more defensive game. We needed to get our hands on blocks, but with two of our middle girls out, it was hard."
The Eels are starting to get healthy finally and once both Lynsey Higgins and Brittany Glass get enough practices in after injury, Clay City should have their original starting lineup back.
Angie Camp had five kills, two blocks and nine digs with Mardi Steiner going a perfect six-for-six from the service line with two aces. Emily Reed added 10 digs with Kelly McCullough providing six kills.
Clay City will host Turkey Run this evening at 6 p.m.
Sullivan 3, Clay City 0
Next game: Clay City hosts Turkey Run this evening at 6 p.m.