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JV Knights compete at Avon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Times Staff Report

AVON -- Northview's junior varsity volleyball team has had an excellent season along with its varsity counterparts. On Saturday, the JV squad competed against some tough programs in the Avon Invitational Tourney and came away with a win over Plainfield and losses to Brownsburg and Avon.

The Knights dropped a 25-14, 25-15 decision to the host Orioles to open the tournament.

"I felt like this was a game that we could have won had we just done the things we have done all year," coach Greg Mogan said. "We seemed to play on our heels expecting the big hit. In both of our losses we played poor floor defense, which usually leads to fewer opportunities on the hitting side of the ball."

Northview came away with a 25-18, 25-19 loss to Brownsburg and knocked off the Quakers in a 25-20, 28-26.

"In my mind this was a tournament we could have won and I think we were all a little disappointed. The bright spot was we never gave up despite struggling all day and that paid off in an exciting come from behind win over Plainfield in game two," Mogan said. "We were down 22-24 but fought back to win an overtime victory 28-26. Even though we struggled Saturday this has been a very good group of girls and they understand we were not at our best today. I'm sure they will come back strong this week."

The JV Knights took a 16-3 overall record into Monday's contest against Danville.