It was senior night at Southwood and the Lady Knights needed a win to match Northfield’s 5-1 record in the TRC with one game to go. With the two seniors, Alyssa Stout and Kristen Murphy leading the way the Lady Knights swept North Miami 25-16, 25-15, 25-15.
Southwood started the night leaving no doubt they meant business. Emily Murphy and Drew Rhamy started the scoring with kills, followed by a Kaley Harness ace to lead 4-1. Senior Kristen Murphy would then take over at the net, recording three kills in the Knights next ten points, while altering North Miami shots and Southwood led 14-6. The Knights continued to hold the lead at seven to nine points and won game one 25-16.
In game two, after North Miami went up 1-0 the Lady Knights went on an 11-0 run. With Senior Alyssa Stout serving three aces and 11 straight points and Kaley Harness attacking the net the Knights put it away early. Harness picked up two aces and Southwood built the lead to 22-10. Lexi Brickner would record the last two kills for the Knights and win game two 25-15.
In game three it was Stout serving a fast start again. After an ace, Emily Murphy and Kaley Harness had kills and Southwood led 5-0. After North Miami cut the lead to 6-4 Lexi Brickner took over with kills to build the lead back to five at 9-4. North Miami would fight back and had the Knight lead cut to 15-14 when the Lady Knights went on a 7-0 run. Harness had two more kills and one each from Emily Murphy, Rhamy and Brickner. An ace from Sarah White would end the night with the Knight winning game three 25-15 and the match 3-0.
Lexi Brickner 7 kills, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 2 digs
Sarah White 6 service points, 2 aces, 2 digs
Emily Murphy 9 kills, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 1 assist, 2 digs
Kristen Murphy 8 kills, 1 dig
Amy Bowman 3 service points, 2 kills, 5 digs, 31 assists
Drew Rhamy 6 service points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 1 assist, 12 digs
Alyssa Stout 19 service points, 5 aces, 6 digs
Kaley Harness 12 service points, 7 aces, 10 kills, 9 digs
VARSITY RECORD: 21 – 7 TRC RECORD: 5 – 1