Knights Win One, Lose One
Saturday, at Tyler Consolidated High School, the Silver Knights’ volleyball team had one team drop out of a scheduled quad match, but the games went on as Morgantown won two straight to get the win. In the first set of the day, the Mohigans defeated the Silver Knights, 25-16 and 25-15.
In the first set, Tyler went up, 2-0, but the visitors fought back and took a 7-2 lead on some hard hitting at the net. Tyler came back and scored three straight to make it 7-5, but from there Morgantown rolled to the win. JoLee Walton continued her bid to be one of the state’s best setters as she put up 46 sets, 14 assists, and four digs, while adding two kills and a point. Josey Jones got nine digs, three kills, two blocks and five points – including an ace.
Alexa Johnson hit down four kills and added a block, while Emily Lancaster came through with two kills, one block and one dig. Cora Grimm had six digs and three service points, while Regan Smith got three kills and three digs. Peyton Kocher got four digs; Madison DeVaughn got two digs, and Allie Miller had one dig.
In the Lady Knights’ win over Weirton, Walton again led the way as she finished with 51 sets and 15 assists; she also added one dig, nine points, and had an ace, as the Knights defeated the Red Raiders, 25-11 and 25-14.
Jones had six kills, one block, five digs and four points in the rout. Johnson slammed down eight kills, and Lancaster got two kills and three digs. Grimm had another solid day as she got eight digs and nine points. DeVaughn added four digs and three points, and Smith recorded two kills, two digs and two points. Victoria Hood got two kills and two blocks, plus a dig; Kocher came through with six service points and two digs.
Summer Miller added a point and a dig, and A. Miller got two digs; Sadie Nichols got a dig and two service points. Thompson got a kill, and Staley backed Walton in the set department with 12 sets and four assists, while scoring two points. The Lady Knights now stand at 15-4 on the season.
Silver Knights Continue to Impress
Tyler Consolidated took its high-powered volleyball show on the road Thursday, Sept. 20 and came home with a pair of wins over two Class AAA schools, defeating University High to the tune of 25-23, 22-25 and 15-3. They also took down Parkersburg South – 25-19 and 25-20.
Against University, the Silver Knights used their strong net play to record 23 blocks and 37 kills to get the win. Josey Jones smashed 12 kills; she added 12 digs, scored three points and added a block. Alexa Johnson had 10 kills and four blocks. Emily Lancaster got six kills and was all over the net on defense with seven blocks and two digs. Regan Smith added five kills, three blocks, two digs and two points for an all-around good effort. Cora Grimm hit the floor for 10 digs and added six points – including two aces. Peyton Kocher had a game-high 15 digs and four points, plus two assists.
Victoria Hood got two kills and four blocks, plus a dig. Madison DeVaughn came through with two digs, and two points. Allie Miller was credited with four digs. JoLee Walton filled up the stat book with 74 sets, 28 assists, two kills, three blocks, four digs, seven points, and an ace.
In the matchup with South, the Knights continued their strong play with Jones getting seven kills, one block, 12 digs and four points. Johnson had eight kills, two blocks and a dig, and Lancaster added four kills, two blocks, and two digs. Smith came in with three kills, two digs and five points, while Grimm added nine digs, six points and two aces.
Walton led the team with 20 assists, 57 sets, one block, two digs, and three points. Kocher played a good floor game with 13 digs and two points, while DeVaughn served up seven points – including two aces and four digs. Hood got a kill and three blocks. The win moved the Silver Knights to 13-3 on the season.
In the JV match, Parkersburg South defeated the Silver Knights, 25-16 and 25-17.
Lady Knights Move to 11-3 on Season
Playing on the big floor at Charleston, the Silver Knights took down two Class AAA schools at the civic center to improve their record to 11-3. The Knights knocked off big school Ripley in three sets (22-25, 25-21 and 25-9), while also taking down Huntington High in two straight, 25-12 and a 28-26 triller.
Against Huntington, the Silver Knights romped in set one, led by Emily Lancaster at the net with eight kills and six huge blocks.
JoLee Walton played her usual game and came up steady with 56 sets, 22 assists, nine points, one block, and four digs. Josey Jones had 12 digs, six kills, one point and two blocks, while Alexa Johnson added six kills, one block, and two digs.
Cora Grimm had a big match with eight digs and a point. Peyton Kocher came up big at the service line – knocking down 12 points, while adding 10 digs. Victoria Hood got two kills and three blocks; Regan Smith finished with one kill. Allie Miller got two digs, one kill and one block, while Sadie Nichols stepped up with two points and one dig.
In the big game with Ripley, the Knights rallied from a first set defeat to take the next two and capture the match. Josey Jones picked up the pace and was all over the floor for the Knights – just missing a triple double, as she accounted for 21 digs, 15 kills, nine points and a block. Walton was on the mark with her sets as she continues to build on her numbers. She had 79 sets, 38 assists and two digs. Grimm continued her fine play as well, coming up with 12 digs and nine service points. Johnson knocked down nine kills and recorded three blocks. Kocher dug down for 12 digs and added three points, and Madison DeVaughn got seven points and four digs.
Lancaster was all over the net as she blocked seven and added five kills. Hood ended with three blocks and five kills, while Smith got a point, four kills and three blocks. Miller came in with three digs, two kills and a point.
“It’s always good to get to play on the civic center floor. The girls put on a good display of team volleyball tonight and seem to be improving with each outing.
Again, we play a lot of big schools, and these girls are responding well to the tough competition.
“We are hoping it will help us get back down here later in the season for the tournaments,” said Coach Richard Summers.