Despite accumulating two red cards that eventually put them down nine players to 11 by the end of the game, and falling behind in the first minute of the game, the Knights still were victorious.
Playing in sloppy conditions at Owen Valley, the Patriots scored in the first minute of the game, but Northview responded on the strong foot of Ashley Woodcox who sent in a rebounded shot from Carlee Bell to tie the score.
Charlie Greichgauer came back with a goal to give the Knights a lead they would not relinquish at the 18 minute mark of the first half.
The Knights lost Jenny Woodcox to a red card following Greichgauer's goal after a verbal exchange between Woodcox and an Owen Valley player. Officials carded Woodcox, but allowed the Patriots' player to continue.
"I felt like our girls played with more inspiration (after the card)," commented coach Tony Alstott. "I think they realized that we were going to have to earn (the win)."
The Knights continued to play add on in the second half, getting two more goals from Greichgauer, who scored a hat trick in the game.
Stormi Raines got the fourth goal of the game on a tally at the 36 minute mark on a breakaway before Greichgauer finished the scoring.
Rachel Alstott started in net but left following an ankle sprain and two saves. Christina Arvin had two saves in relief for the Knights who also guaranteed themselves a winning regular season for the first time.
Bell, Yockey, Heather Foxx, Greichgauer and Ashley Woodcox had a steal.
The Knights (8-5 overall) will travel to North Knox on Monday at 5 p.m.
Northview 5, Owen Valley 1
At Owen Valley
Next game: Northview travels to North Knox on Monday at 5 p.m.
CLINTON -- Northview swept to a quick 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 victory over South Vermillion on Thursday.
The Knights got a career-high 23 kills from Lottie King along with eight blocks and Lindsay Thomas set up 46 assists. Ashley Hull added seven kills and had 22 service points while Kaley Huffman added 11 kills from the Knights.
Despite the win, coach Scott McDonald feels his team can improve before a weekend trip to Boonville.
"I was not pleased with our play. I thought that we were flat throughout the match. I was hoping that we could continue to play off the momentum we had built over the weekend. I am hoping that we play with more intensity and a sense of urgency this weekend in the Boonville Tournament."
At South Vermillion
Next game: Northview travels to Boonville for a weekend tourney.