Lady Knights Take County Battle Over Norse

The Southwood and Northfield volleyball teams played a classic TRC and county match up at Southwood Tuesday with the Lady Knights pulling out a 25-17, 30-28, 25-23 win.

Although the match went just three games there was just tow times the lead was five points or more. In game one the Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead off an Alissa Pershing tip before the Norse scored three straight off a Jordan Bratch kill and an ace from Elizabeth Haupert. The Knights would hang on to a slim lead until 12-10 when Makenna Proffitt recorded a kill that helped the Knights score three straight to lead 15-10. Southwood held the five point lead until 22-17 when they took advantage of two Norse errors and got a kill from Kayla Mays to win game one 25-17.

game two would start out with the two teams trading points as the game was tied five times by the time it was 9-9. The Knights would score two straight aided by a tip from Ellie Hobbs before the Norse answered with three straight. Back came the Knights, scoring 8 of the next 12 points to grab a 17-13 lead and held the four point lead to 22-18. Northfield would then get a tip from Ava Smith and a kill from Bratch to score four straight and trailed 23-22. Back and forth they went, trading blows and leads with Northfield leading 28-27 after a Ashlie Koch tip. Southwood would then tie the game at 28 before getting a kill from Proffitt and an ace from Ashley Parson to win game two 30-28.

It looked like the Knights could run away with game three midway through the set. As the first two games were, it was tight early with Northfield leading 12-11 when the Knights found a little momentum, scoring 7 of the next 8 to grab an 18-13 lead, but back came the Norse. Bratch would score on a tip, followed by a Smith kill as they scored 7 of the next 8 to tie the score at 20. The Norse would continue to force the issue, this time out scoring Southwood 3-2 to lead 23-22 before a serve out of bounds tied the score. The Knights jumped on the opportunity, getting a block and a tip from Pershing to end the game 25-23 and the night 3-0.


Drue Gentry: 3 kills, 1 block, 3 digs
Hayley Bland:
Alissa Pershing: 11 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs
Bailey Smith: 8 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 8 assists, 8 digs
Makenna Dawes: 12 service points, 3 assists, 18 digs
Erin Lehner: 1 service point, 1 ace,
Ashley Parson: 3 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 3 assists, 15 digs
Ellie Hobbs: 3 service points, 2 kills, 12 assists, 16 digs
Kelsey Niccum: 10 service points, 5 digs
Emily Gwillim: 4 kills, 1 assist, 12 digs
Kayla Mays: 5 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 4 digs
MaKenna Proffitt: 2 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs


Kelcie Thomson – 4 points, 1 kill, 17 serve receptions, 28 digs

Ashlie Koch – 1 kill, and 6 digs

Ally Keaffaber – 1 kill, 1 assist block and 4 digs

Libby Haupert – 3 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 solo block, and 4 digs

Morgan Meyer – 3 points, 1 ace, 2 serve receptions, and 7 digs

Ava Smith – 4 points, 3 kills, 4 serve receptions, 7 assists, and 22 digs

Kiana Kendall – 6 points, 5 kills, 15 serve receptions, and 18 digs

Jordan Bratch – 3 points, 1 ace, 8 kills, 13 serve receptions, 1 assist block, and 21 digs

Madison Shrider – 3 points, 2 serve receptions, and 3 digs


Southwood won the junior varsity contest 25-13, 25-14

Johnson- 2 digs
Dewitt- 4 kills, 1 dig, 1 service point
Bland- 1 assist, 1 dig, 5 service points
Lehner- 5 kills, 4 aces, 5 digs, 11 service points
Snyder- No stats
Pecsenye- 2 kills, 1 blocks, 3 digs, 2 service points
Young- 4 kills, 5 aces, 3 digs, 11 service points
Steele- 1 kill, 14 assists, 2 aces, 3 digs, 5 service points


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