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Knights go 2-2 at North Montgomery Tourney

Monday, October 12, 2009

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Alyssa Clarke
Times Staff Report

The Northview volleyball team continued its weekend warrior schedule with its third straight weekend tournament on Saturday.

The Knights went 2-2 over the weekend, winning its first and last matches while falling in two, three-game matches in the middle.

Northview opened the tournament by defeating Danville, 25-11, 25-14 before falling to Cam-bridge City Lincoln, 25-22, 22-25, 7-15 and Fishers, 19-25, 25-21, 8-15 and then bouncing back to defeat Turkey Run, 25-13, 25-19.

"We were a roller coaster all day," coach Scott McDonald said. "We would play really well, and then struggle. That was the case in both games that we lost. Both Cambridge City Lincoln and Fishers were quick, athletic, and very scrappy. We played well and then in both game 3's we struggled in serve receive. This is definitely something that we have done well all year, unfortunately, we had it happen in a tournament."

Senior Brittaney Long led the way with 28 kills and posted 20 digs with three aces and Brylie Riddell drilled 23 kills, had seven blocks, 15 digs and three aces. Alyssa Clarke had eight kills, five blocks and two digs with Samantha Solomon adding 10 kills, two blocks and six digs in the tourney.

While the Knights lost a pair of close matches, McDonald felt that the team played well enough to win.

"The good thing was that the kids had shown some real heart and mental toughness to win against good teams, we just needed to finish," McDonald said. "It has been a tough week for these kids, I thought they handled themselves well. Brittaney and Brylie both hit the ball extremely well. Brylie and Alyssa both did an excellent job of getting a lot of blocks and touches on defense."

Kaylee Clark added nine kills, 18 digs and five aces, Lizzie Emmert had four kills, two assists and a dig. Stephanie McMains had four kills, two digs and two aces and the offense was set up by Ali Sharton and Hannah Hayes.

Sharton had four kills, 36 assists, 15 digs and five aces while Hayes contributed 12 kills, 38 assists, seven digs and five aces. Ashlen Buck had 36 digs and eight aces with Maxine West coming up with seven digs and Brailyn Whitson added eight.

The Knights are now 22-8 and host Plainfield on Thursday in a freshmen, junior varsity and varsity match at 5 p.m.

At North Montgomery

Match one

Northview2525
Danville1114

Match two

Northview25227
Cam. City Lincoln222515

Match three

Northview19258
Fishers252115

Match four

Northview2525
Turkey Run1319