Lady Knight netters off to a good start
The Tyler Consolidated Lady Knights are off to a good start in 2014, standing 5-1 in their overall record in just the second week of the season.
The Lady Knights took on Williamstown and Ritchie County on Sept. 3, taking both games in three sets.
Against the Williamstown Lady Yellow Jackets, the Consolidated Ladies took the win by the scores of 25-22; 13-25; and 25-21.
Senior Sydney Yoho scored six points (one ace) from the serving line for the Silver in the match-up. She also had four kills. Hannah Casteel scored six points, had four digs, four blocks, and three kills; Kerstyn Cline, four points (one ace), three digs, 68 sets, and 23 assists; Macy Long scored four from the line; Ariel Fish, three points, six digs, three blocks, and eight kills; Madison West, two points, 16 digs; Abbie Fletcher, one point, three digs, and six kills; Bridget Matthews, 10 kills, three blocks; and Lilli Orr had four digs.
Against the Ritchie Lady Rebels, the Lady Knights came out the winner in three sets, 15-25; 25-16; and 25-23.
Fish was awesome at the serving line, getting 14 points for the Silver. She was also credited with 10 digs, six blocks, and 11 nice kills. Yoho served up eight points, had two digs and five kills; Cline served eight points, had six digs, 28 assists, and 62 sets; Julianna Miller scored four points; West had two points and 14 digs; Matthews, two points, one dig, two blocks, and 12 kills; Casteel, one point, three digs, three blocks, and four kills; Orr, four digs; and Long, one dig.
On Sept. 6 Tyler Consolidated traveled to Oak Glen to participate in the VFW Tournament. The Silver and Black won their way to the top spot in pool play, but were defeated by a strong Hampshire team in the overall semi-final of the tournament.
Going up against Brooke, the Knights took control in three games, defeating them 25-12; 24-26; and 25-16.
Matthews had 13 kills in the game and four blocks; Yoho, five points, seven kills, one dig; Fish, five kills, three blocks, eight digs; Fletcher, one kill, one block; Casteel, four kills, one block, five digs; West, six digs; Orr, seven digs; and Cline, four points, 19 assists, nine digs.
The Ladies in Silver dominated Weir in two sets, 25-5 and 25-16.
Matthews led the way for the team scoring 10 points (one ace) and getting four kills; Yoho had six points (four aces) and seven kills; Fish, 12 points (four aces), eight kills, one block, and four digs; Fletcher, four kills, two digs; West, 10 digs; Orr, five digs; Cline, three points, 14 assists, four digs.
To win their pool, the Consolidated team handed the loss to Parkersburg South in two, 25-19 and 25-17. West did a great job at the serving line with 13 points (one ace). She also was credited with seven digs. Matthews had one point (one ace), 12 kills, three blocks, and a dig in the game. Yoho, three points, four kills; Fish, three points, four kills, four digs; Fletcher, one kill; Casteel, six points (one ace), three kills, one block, three digs; Orr, three digs; Cline, three points, two aces, 19 assists, three digs.
In the semi-final game, the Silver luck ran out as they came up against a well-schooled Hampshire team who defeated the Consolidated team 25-23 and 25-22 in hard-fought sets.
Matthews scored seven points (one ace), had 14 kills and two blocks for the Lady Knights. Yoho scored five (one ace) had one kill, one block; Fish, three points, 10 kills, one block, six digs.
Fletcher had two kills in the game, one block; Casteel, five points (one ace), one kill, two digs; West, seven points (one ace) seven digs; Orr, four digs; Cline, 22 assists, two digs; and Long had one assist.
The Lady Knights will play their first home game of the season on Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The home team will host Valley, Clay-Battelle and Hundred.