Northfield Defeats Caston In Volleyball Action

The Northfield varsity volleyball team pushed their record to 4-3 with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 win over Caston Thursday night.

In game one play started a little sloppy. With Northfield leading 10-8 and Kendal Reed serving the Lady Norse went on a 6-0 run to spread the lead to 16-8 behind two Kylie Echard kills. Northfield went on another 5-0 run and coasted to the win.

In game two Northfield led the whole game, with Echard having four kills and an ace. Emily Shafer had four aces.

Game three was tight in the beginning with the score tied at 11. Northfield did what they had done all night, go on a 6-0 run to make it 17-11. During the run Hali Sadler had two aces and Reed had a tip for a point. At 18-13 Reed had another tip, an ace from Michelle Hendricks, two Echard kills and a Reed kill, followed by a Shafer ace and the Norse were up 24-15, then won the volley battle for the last point.

Kylie Echard and Kendal Reed led the offensive end with 12 kills apiece.  Hali Sadler added six, while Michelle Hendricks and Bayli Birk added 2 each.  Birk and Emily Shafer each had 15 assists.  Shafer had 25 digs and 17 points with 10 aces on the night.  Reed also added 9 receptions and 28 digs with 10 points and 4 aces.  Gentry Kline had 18 digs on the night.

Coach Angie Dale Says: With our regular outside hitter injured, we used a couple new lineups in which the girls adjusted well.  All of the girls stepped up tonight and played very intense and strategic.  Our serving proved effective against Caston, catching them off balance most points.  I felt like we moved well in the front row, which we have struggled with in the past, and once again our defense was great at reading their hitters.  It was nice to see every kid focused on the game and swinging away instead of playing timid.

Northfield’s next game is Monday at home vs Eastern