BOONVILLE -- The Northview volleyball team hit the road to take on some unfamiliar competition at the Boonville Tourney on Saturday afternoon.
The Knights got plenty of action in a short amount of time as a team dropped out of the tourney and Northview got four matches without much of a break.
The first two matches were against some stout competition as Northview faced Evansville Mater Dei and Boonville to open the tourney.
In the first match, Northview lost a tough 28-26 first game before rallying to win game two, 25-21. However, the third game went to the Wildcats, 25-18.
In the second match, Boonville claimed a two-game win, 25-21, 25-22.
"For the day, we played pretty well, but just had key points in the first two matches that put us in a position to not be successful," Northview coach Scott McDonald said. "We had some girls not feeling well at all, plus a couple of girls injured, and we had others step up and make plays for us. Mater Dei and Boonville were very good teams and we were a couple of breaks away from coming out of this tournament 4-0."
In the third game, Northview downed Mt. Carmel of Illinois, 25-13, 25-9 and in the fourth game, the Knights won a 25-20, 25-16 decision against Corydon Central.
For the day, Brittaney Long had 37 kills and 15 digs while Brylie Riddell added 21 kills with five assists and three digs. Alyssa Clarke had 15 kills with five digs and Kaylee Clark added seven kills, 23 digs and five aces.
Ashlen Buck had a big day on defense with 64 digs and five aces.
"Buck was phenomenal today on defense, they were hitting absolute bombs at her and our other back row players," McDonald said. "Ashlen and Kaylee got a touch on nearly every hit. Our defense is getting close to what we want it to be. Our communication today could have been a little better, but I thought it was a tough environment to play in. We will practice on Monday to correct some of the areas that we identified today and get ready for Owen Valley."
Ali Sharton added 43 assists with 17 digs and three kills and Hannah Hayes contributed 49 assists, 12 kills and 12 digs with four aces. Lizzie Emmert rang up a pair of kills with five digs and Samantha Solomon added four kills, two blocks and six digs. Brailyn Whitson had seven digs, Maxine West had two digs and Stephanie McMains had a kill.
The Knights are now 19-6 overall and takes on Owen Valley on the road Wednesday.
|Ev. Mater Dei||28||21||25|
|Mt. Carmel (Ill.)||13||9|