Northview had a battle on its hands in a home volleyball match on Thursday evening.
The visiting Linton Miners went toe-to-toe with the Knights, splitting the first two games before Northview's superior depth helped them win the final two games to remain unbeaten at 9-0 this season. The Knights claimed a 25-19, 23-25, 25-14, 25-15 victory.
The Knights fell behind 10-4 in the first game before stringing together a 7-0 run to grab a 25-19 victory in the first contest.
The Miners got rolling in the second game, leading 19-16 before Northview got back to within 22-21. Linton was able to finish off the game on a 4-1 run to even the match.
The third game was much of the same as Linton doggedly battled the Knights through two lead changes before Northview hammered out 10 consecutive points for a 21-9 advantage.
"In the first game I thought we came out a little flat and that's something we have to work on," said coach Scott McDonald. "The second game we had a little mental lapse and had 11 service errors, which is something we can't do. But in the third game we came to life and found a spark, picked up our intensity."
The Knights' balanced offense got kills from Hannah Hayes, Brittaney Long, Hannah Emmert and Alyssa Carke in the run that put them over the hump. From that point on, Northview controlled the match to win the final two games and the match.
Long had 14 kills in the match and Hannah Emmert added 13 in the victory. Clarke had four blocks with Samantha Solomon adding five solo blocks and several assisted stuffs. Hannah Hayes added 13 assists and nine kills for the Knights. Ali Sharton had 20 assists with Ashlen Buck adding 16 digs and Emily Chiles chipping in with four digs on defense.
Northview 3, Linton 1
JV -- Northview lost 25-16, 24-25, 8-15.
Next game: Northview (9-0 overall) hosts Cascade on Tuesday.