The North Clay volleyball teams opened up the season by going 2-1 against visiting Owen Valley on Tuesday night.
The eighth-grade squad dominated the competition, winning 25-7, 25-11 against the Patriots led by Samantha Smith's 11 points with four aces. Whitney Halfhill contributed seven points, two service aces, a kill and an assist and Taylor Hess rang up six points with two aces and both a kill and an assist. Also for North Clay, Deaven McCrocklin had three points and a kill and Gracie Geswein added two points and one kill. Shea Britton posted a kill in the victory as well.
In the seventh-grade contest, North Clay was an easy winner, 25-10, 25-4 led by a 12-point performance from Zoe Orman, who also had four aces from the service line. Kaylee Cooper added seven points, four of which were aces and tallied an assist. Gracie Timberman scored six points and Madison McDonald had five points with an ace and a kill. Alex Swaim had four points, Kaytlin Galloway had three points for the Knights along with Morgan Stearley, who also had a kill. Alyssa Yocom had two points and Ashley Heck added one point in the win.
In Wednesday's contest at home against Edgewood, a 25-8, 25-7 victory, McDonald had a big night with six points, four aces, four assists, three kills and two blocks for the Knights. Galloway posted 11 points, four aces and an assist and Swaim added eight points and one ace. Yocom contributed eight points with an ace and two assists and Orman posted five points with an ace. Timberman had a point, Stearley had three kills and both Gabby Horrall and Ashley Heck each had a kill.
The Knights travel to South Putnam tonight beginning at 6 p.m. with the sixth and seventh-grade matches played at Central Elementary and the eighth-grade match in the high school.