ROCKVILLE -- The Northview volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season last week to claim a four-game victory on the road at Rockville, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-19.
The Knights, breaking in a new rotation after an injury to Hannah Hayes last week, struggled early, but the Rox got strong play from Murray State-bound hitter, Beth Mahurin.
"The first game we were a little tentative with our new rotation," coach Scott McDonald said. "Beth Mahurin gave us some problems. The next game we played much better in all phases and really negated her at the net."
A solid defensive night was also key for Northview as Ashlen Buck posted 23 digs for the Knights to go with 14 from Kaylee Clark and 10 from Brylie Riddell. Alexus Bex added two, Briana Cook had six and Audrey Clark contributed two digs as well.
Cook was also pivotal in the passing game for Northview, dishing out 34 assists to help lead the Knights' offensive attack.
Riddell posted 15 kills to complement 10 from Kaylee Clark and 12 from freshman, Shelbi Morris. Elizabeth Emmert had a balanced effort with five digs, six kills, two blocks and five service aces.
"Briana Cook was outstanding tonight running our 5-1 offense," McDonald said. "Brylie and Shelbi got a ton of swings and really put the pressure on their defense. Alexus Bex put a lot of pressure on their serve receive. We were very proud of the effort, intensity, and now confidence we we're able to show."
The Knights (3-1 overall) open conference play on Thursday evening with a trip to Edgewood at 6 p.m.
Next match: Northview is at Edgewood on Thursday night to open conference play at 6 p.m.