The Northview volleyball team put forth a record-setting effort over the weekend at Brown County High School.
The Knights scored a 25-12, 25-20, 25-19 win over Brown County to open play and then earned a measure of revenge by downing Sullivan 25-11, 25-20, 20-25, 26-24 in the second match.
The Arrows handed the Knights their first loss last season and also ended conference championship thoughts for Northview. The victory also set a school record for most wins to open a season for the Knights with 12.
Against the host Eagles, Ali Sharton topped the team with 24 assists, two kills and 10 digs in a balanced effort. Ashlen Buck added 11 digs with Hannah Hayes drilling 14 kills and adding eight assists. Brittaney Long had eight kills with three digs for the Knights. Alyssa Clarke had six kills with three blocks and Samantha Solomon added three kills. On defense, Emily Chiles added three digs.
"I thought we played really well and I was pleased with our effort in the first two games," said coach Scott McDonald. "In the third game, we tried to do what we've been doing all season," he said referring to the team's slow starts in third games. "But the kids did a good job of pulling together to get the win."
Against the Arrows, Hayes rang up 23 assists, 10 kills and six digs with Sharton adding another 20 assists with 10 digs.
Kaylee Clark followed up an eight-dig effort in game one with 23 digs against the Arrows. Clarke had another 12 kills to go with six digs and five blocks. Buck contributed a team-high 19 digs and Solomong added six kills, five blocks and five digs.
Hannah Emmert helped the Knights' cause with eight digs, five kills and an assist with Lizzie Emmert adding eight kills and five assists. Long smacked eight more kills against Sullivan with four digs and Chiles added six digs. Lexi Lang also had a dig for the Knights.
"I thought we started to get a little tired after the first two games," said McDonald. "But the kids showed some toughness and fought back against a scrappy team. (Hannah) Hayes and (Ali) Sharton did a great job of passing and I was thrilled with our pay in the middle. (Alyssa) Clarke was dominating. There wasn't a team there that had an answer for her."
The Knights' JV team also came away with a pair of victories to improve to 6-3 this season.
Northview beat Brown County 25-8, 25-19 and Sullivan 25-13, 25-19.
"I thought our passing improved and a we made fewer mental mistakes," said coach Kevin Mogan. "Our play was improved dramatically. We had good play at the net, hit well and our back row passing was much better."
Next match: Northview (12-0 overall, 3-0 WIC) plays at West Vigo on Monday.