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Lady Knights handle Riders, Monarchs, and Bruins in quad

By Staff | Oct 1, 2014

Bridget Matthews spikes the ball above, backed up by the rest of the Lady Knight team.

Nearing the midway point of their season, the Tyler Consolidated Lady Knight volleyball team has put some solid performances behind them against some very good teams and hope that they have several more in them in order to finish the remainder of their season.

On Saturday the Lady Knights shined as they hosted a quad at home with Weir, John Marshall, and Brooke high schools. Though the battles were fierce, the Ladies in Silver and Black managed to pull out the overall win against each opponent.

Consolidated made quick work of Weir in two sets, 25-4 and 25-12.

Ariel Fish was dominant at the serving line with 12 points (two aces). She also was credited with one kill in the match. Lilli Orr served nine points (three aces), and had three digs; Madison West, five points (two aces), four digs; Macy Long, five points (one ace), two digs, two assists; Joralda Rice, four points (one ace); Kerstyn Cline, one point, three digs, 20 assists; Bridget Matthews, 10 kills, one block, one dig; Sydney Yoho, seven kills; and Abbie Fletcher contributed one point (ace), one dig and six kills.

Against John Marshall, the Lady Knights again took the match in two straight sets over the Lady Monarchs of John Marshall, 25-8 and 25-13.

Fish again came through for the Silver and Black at the serving line adding up 21 points (six aces). She also blocked two balls and had three kills in the win. Matthews scored six points (one ace), had four digs, one block and five kills; West, four points, three digs; Cline, four points (one ace), four digs, and 10 assists; Fletcher, one point, one kill; Yoho, three kills; Hannah Casteel, one block, four digs; and Orr had six digs.

The Lady Knights’ toughest challenge of the day came from a very good Brooke Lady Bruin team who put the home team on the ropes during the match several times. But Consolidated prevailed in three sets, 16-25, 25-16 and 26-24.

Matthews served up 13 points in the win, had 12 digs, three blocks and 12 kills. Casteel served seven points (two aces), and had four digs; Fish, five points, 15 digs, four blocks, 12 kills; Fletcher, five points, two digs, one block and eight kills; West, five points, 10 digs; Cline, four points (two aces), two blocks and 27 assists; Long had one assist; and Yoho had five kills, one block, five digs.

“We looked like a good volleyball team this week and played very well against some very good teams,” said head coach Richard Summers. “I was especially pleased with the play of our kids who are not in the normal rotation. They really stepped it up, and it’s great to know how talented our non-starters are.”

The Lady Knights will host Parkersburg South, Philip Barbour and Parkersburg High School in a quad match that begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, a must see event for fans of volleyball and the Lady Knight program.

“We play two of the favorites to win their respective state titles (PHS in AAA and Philip Barbour in AA) on Thursday,” Summers said of the upcoming matches. “That will give us a good indication of where we are.”