ELLETSVILLE -- Northview's volleyball team got off to a fast start against Edgewood in the WIC opener for the Knights, completing a 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 win over the Mustangs.
"I thought we were a little flat after the first game," said coach Scott McDonald. "I think that maybe we thought that (Edgewood) would just roll over after the first game."
While the Knights did fall in that second game, they came back to complete their fifth win against no losses thus far.
Brittaney Long had a big night with 21 kills to lead the offense in dominant fashion according to McDonald.
"I thought Brittaney was outstanding tonight," commented McDonald. "Edgewood didn't have an answer for her."
The Knights' coach was also quick to recognize several other players for standout efforts as well.
"Hannah Hayes did an amazing job wither 20 assists and her kills (six kills)," said McDonald. "When you put the total package together it was a big night."
Hayes' effort also included five service aces for the Knights. Teammate Ali Sharton shared the passing duties and contributed 18 assists of her own.
"Hayes and Ali Sharton did a great job of finding our hitters tonight and the hitters did a good job of hitting around the blocks," observed McDonald.
Northview spread the offense around, getting six kills and five aces from Hannah Emmert, four kills and two blocks from Samantha Solomon, six kills and four blocks from Alyssa Clarke and three kills from Lizzie Emmert.
Also getting in on the action was Emily Chiles with a six dig performance to go with 10 digs from Ashlen Buck and Kaylee Clark added a kill with eight digs.
Though Northview posted its fifth win of the year, McDonald believes his team can play better over the weekend when they travel to Crawfordsville for a tourney.
"We need to come out with more intensity and energy," said McDonald. "We need to be able to play three games consistently. But we're a young team and they'll be inconsistent at times. But it was a good performance tonight."
Next game: Northview (5-0 overall, 1-0 WIC) travels to Crawfordsville for a tourney today.