The Northview girls golf team is perhaps hitting its stride at just the right time.
After playing well before rain struck at the weekend's Western Indiana Conference golf match at Rea Park, the Knights got the benefit of having the tourney moved to Forest Park on Monday.
The Knights continued with some strong play on a soggy course and, in the process, scored a conference championship, beating Edgewood.
"I think this will be a confidence boost for us leading to the sectional," said coach Josh Trout. "We played pretty solid."
Individually, senior Mary Beth Tribble won WIC medalist honors with her round of 40, beating out teammate Mandy Thomlinson by seven strokes.
"Mary Beth hit the ball well though her score didn't reflect it," said Trout. "She has been hitting it longer and straighter than she has been all year."
"I'm really happy for her winning the conference her senior year. She's well deserving of it."
The Knights posted a 184 to beat out Edgewood's 207 with West Vigo in third, Owen Valley placed fourth and the Wildcats of South Vermillion came home in fifth.
Thomlinson continued her second half surge by finishing second in the conference with a 47 followed by Savanah Pursell's 48, Sunny Shaw's 49 and Olivia Oehler's 51.
"The rest of the girls are playing more competitive and are playing more consistently and pushing each other."
The Knights will be celebrating Senior Night this evening when they host South Vermillion and Bloomington North.
At Forest Park
Northview 184, Edgewood 207, West Vigo 222, Owen Valley 236, South Vermillion 237
Northview (184) -- Mary Beth Tribble 40, Mandy Tomlinson 47, Sunny Shaw 49, Olivia Oehler 52, Savanah Pursell 48
Edgewood (207) -- Elizabeth Zapfe 49, Britney McNeely 48, Morgan Gillespie 50, Allison Rilbeck 67, Sarah Hayes 60
West Vigo (222) -- Cecilia Gray 59, Mary Roberts 57, Brittney Marrs 64, Ashley Kennedy 56, Brittany Edmondson 56
Owen Valley (236) -- Ashley Marsh 53, Michaley Kinser 63, Abby Williams 65, Kristina Jones 61, Katie Lantz 59
South Vermillion (237) -- Allie Milam 51, Heather Purcell 68, Whitney Bruce 60, Tia Gilbert 65, Taylor Powell 61
(top 10 all-conference)
40 -- Mary Beth Tribble (N)
47 -- Mandy Tomlinson (N)
48 -- Savanah Pursell (N), Britney McNeely (E)
49 -- Sunny Shaw (N), Elizabeth Zapfe (E)
50 -- Morgan Gillespie (E)
51 -- Allie Milam (SV)
52 -- Olivia Oehler (N)
53 -- Ashley Marsh (OV)
56 -- Ashley Kennedy (WV), Brittany Edmondson (WV)
57 -- Mary Roberts (WV)