Lady Norse Rebound From Slow Start At Southwood

After getting off to a slow start the Northfield Lady Norse defeated county rival Southwood 20-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 Tuesday.

The Knights came out fired up in game one, getting a kill from Kayla Mays and a tip from Erin Lehner to lead 6-5 and led 7-6 when Northfield made a run. Kyra Kennedy would record a kill and a tip that started a 7-1 run to give the Norse a 13-8 lead. Northfield would cling to an 18-14 lead when the Knights got hot. Southwood would find Alissa Pershing for two kills while Erin McGouldrick chimed in, leading the Knights to an 11-2 run and a 25-20 win.

Game two would start much the same with the game being tied 10-10 when the Norse opened an attack. Ally Keaffaber and Addi Baker would control the net as the Norse went on an 8-0 run to grab an 18-10 lead. Southwood could get no closer than six points the remainder of the game as Northfield took game two 25-15.

It would be Northfield getting off to the fast start in game three. With Elise Gottschalk serving the Norse would score 6 straight and take a 9-4 lead. Haylie Faust would start the second run with a kill as the lead grew to 15-7. Trailing 21-11 the Knights would still fight, cutting the deficit to 23-17 before Northfield took game three 25-17.

Again Northfield would get off to a quick start in game three. Baker and Kennedy would record kills while Kelcie Thomson served an ace to grab a 13-5 lead. Maggie Ball would stop the Northfield run with a tip but it was to much Northfield down the stretch in a 25-17 win.

Kelcie Thomson 19 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 15 serve receptions, 1 assist, and 30 digs
Kyra Kennedy 1 point, 7 kills, 19 serve receptions, 1 solo block, and 20 digs
Ally Keaffaber 7 points, 5 kills, 1 solo block, 1 assist block, 2 assists and 8 digs
Morgan Meyer 9 serve receptions, and 13 digs
Elise Gottschalk 8 points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 8 serve receptions, 2 assists and 9 digs
Kearston Stout 2 kills, 1 solo block, and 2 assist blocks
Abigail Hunter 11 points, 4 kills, 1 assist block, 41 assists and 17 digs​
Haylie Faust 7 points, 1 ace, 11 kills, 1 assist block and 10 digs
Addi Baker 16 kills, 3 serve receptions, 1 solo block, 1 assist block and 6 digs

Ashley Smith: 9 Service Points; 18 Assists; 4 Digs
Makenna Pace: 6 Service Points; 2 Aces; 1 Assist; 13 Digs
Alissa Pershing: 6 Service Points; 10 Kills; 3 Blocks
Reese Shepherd: 3 Service Points; 1 Assist; 11 Digs
Erin Lehner: 7 Service Points; 6 Kills; 1 Assist; 7 Digs
Erin McGouldrick: 9 Kills; 4 Digs
Marissa Metzger: 6 Kills; 3 Digs
Maggie Ball: 3 Kills; 1 Block;
Kayla Mays: 9 Kills; 2 Blocks; 1 Dig
Alison Steele: 3 Service Points ; 1 Kill; 18 Assists; 3 Digs

Southwood won the junior varsity contest 25-15, 25-17

Rylee Barney: 12 Service Points; 3 Aces; 5 Kills; 1 Dig
Madison Johnson: 1 Service Point; 1 Dig
Kylie Ray: 9 Service Points; 1 Kill; 20 Assists; 9 Digs
Trista Roser: 9 Service Points; 1 Ace; 4 Kills; 3 Digs
Natalie Haycraft: 1 Service Point; 1Ace; 11 Kills; 3 Digs
Mya Denney: 2 Service Popints; 2 Aces; 1 kill; 1 Block; 2 Digs
MaKenna Proffitt: 4 kills; 1 Block

Kassidy Stambaugh 4 points, 3 serve receptions and 4 digs
Kinzie Griffin 3 serve receptions, and 1 dig
Meredith Haupert 5 points, 1 kill, 6 serve receptions, and 7 digs
Olivia Curry 3 points, 4 serve receptions, 2 assists, and 4 digs
Emily Pennington 5 points, 4 serve receptions and 6 digs
Madison Shrider 3 kills, 12 serve receptions, and 10 digs

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