Times Sports Reporter
The Lady Knights volleyball team hosted the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners Thursday night and came away with a convincing, yet tough win, 26-24, 25-23, 27-25.
The first set opened up with Northview going on a tear, leading the set 5-1, including an ace from Knight's senior, Kaylee Clark.
The rest of the set was evenly played, with a 19-all tie. A few points later, with the Knights down 22-24, they found a way to get a win. Freshman Shelbi Morris and Clark each had a kill to close out the set.
The second set was much more one-sided, with the Miners starting out with a 2-1 lead. That would be their only lead of the set, as Clark had three kills to help Northview win. She ended the evening with a 10 dig, 12 kill, one-assist night.
Knights head coach Scott McDonald was happy with the performance. "We played a lot better in the second and third sets," McDonald said. "Overall, tonight, much faster with our performance in all facets of the game."
The third set was the closest and most thrilling of the three, with it being close during the entire set. Late in the set, with the Miners up 25-24, Clark had yet another kill to tie it up at 25.
With the score tied, the Knights' game was in fine hands as Northview junior captain, Ashlen Buck was serving, but Clark was the one to get the final point. Clark getting the last point of the evening was almost expected by her great night.
While McDonald was impressed with his team, there is one thing he was even more impressed with: their health.
"We've been battling sickness all week." McDonald said. He also spoke of their improvement from Northview's previous games. "Overall, defensively, we played so much better tonight."
Morris led the Knights with six blocks and Buck led the team with 27 digs.
The Northview JV also won their match Thursday, 2-1. They have played their way up to a 5-1 record, but they battle Edgewood for a tough challenge this weekend.
Northview improves to a 6-4 overall record, and play in an invitational at Barr-Reeve on Saturday.