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Last week, Paden City, Madonna and Ravenswood all fell victim to the Lady Knights volleyball team. With just three weeks to play in the season, the Knights’ record stands at 18-6, while the JV record stands at 13-2.
The Knights traveled to Paden City for a tri-match on Tuesday, facing Madonna in Game 1. Madonna struggled early on and had little response to the Knights’ solid defense and frontline play, resulting in a 25-9 loss in the first set. The Blue Dons were more competitive in the second set but still fell short, losing 25-17. “We’ve had a lot of training this year, but we’re just starting to find the right chemistry. I thought we sounded in sync with Madonna ”, Tyler Consolidated head coach Richard Summers said.
In Game 2 against the home Wildcats, the Knights switched sides of the net but continued to play volleyball well. In the first set, blocking was key for the Knights as a strong Paden City frontline struggled to get balls through the outstretched arms of Knights defenders. The Knights won both sets and the game by scores of 25-22, 25-19. “Paden City are a good ball club which have played a difficult schedule”, Graded. “I was happy to play so well in their house.”
The final game of the week was at Ravenswood for a key LKC game with the Ravenswood Red Devils. The Knights quickly took the lead behind solid serve and overall good defense, and didn’t give up the lead, winning the opening set 25-19. The Red Devils struggled, but played hard in the second set, but again missed by 25-15. In the final set, it was all the Knights, who were in the system all night and won 25-4. “Our bench was great tonight and when you have nine students in the upper class you expect to travel well and we did,” Summers said.
The Knights return home Thursday for a game against the reigning state champions, the Wirt County Tigers. “Hopefully our fans’ schedules will allow them to come out for this one. It should be a good one. The new bleachers with stadium seats should be in place and you can’t beat the cost. It’s free for all Knights fans ”, Coach Summers said.