LINTON -- The Northview volleyball team improved to 7-3 overall this season after a hard fought battle with Linton on Thursday evening resulted in a Knights win, 25-13, 26-24, 25-22.
The Knights got a tremendous defensive effort from Ashlen Buck, who had 31 digs in the victory along with 10 from Brittaney Long and seven from Kaylee Clark.
"We played better tonight in serve-receive," coach Scott McDonald said. "Ashlen was simply amazing tonight. She is the best defensive player in the area, if not the state."
Ali Sharton and Hannah Hayes set up the offense for the Knights hitters as Long had nine kills and Lizzie Emmert added eight along with Brylie Riddell. Sharton had 14 assists and Hayes contributed 19 assists and three kills.
"I thought Ali and Hannah ran the offense very well," McDonald said. "Linton was a very scrappy team. I am happy with our play tonight."
Alyssa Clarke added six kills and two blocks for the Knights, Stephanie McMains had two kills, Samantha Solomon had two digs and Briana Cook had two assists. Brailyn Whitson contributed three digs for the Knights.
Next game -- Northview (7-3 overall) travels to Cascade on Tuesday at 6 p.m.