Busy Week for Tyler Volleyball
The season is in full swing for the Tyler Consolidated High School Volleyball Team and it was a busy week for the Silver and Black. The Knights began the week with a road trip to take on the Yellowjackets of Williamstown in a rematch of the state semifinals last year. In the first set, the Jackets established their presence and played consistent volleyball in a 25-20 win.
Sets two and three were also close but the Knights could not establish a lead or gain any momentum losing in straight sets 25-23 and 25-19. “Williamstown versus Tyler is always going to be a good volleyball match. They have a nice team and we just came up a bit short,” said Coach Summers.
Allie Miller had a big night for the Silver and Black as she accrued 28 digs, 3 points, and 2 kills, while Caleigh Phllips had 7 kills, 10 assists, 2 blocks, 8 digs and 2 points, Sadie Nichols had 5 points, 7 digs, and Alisa Miller had 3 kills, 3 blocks, and 2 points.
On Thursday, the Knights entertained the Blue Devils from St. Marys and Coach Tina Carpenter who has taken over the reins from former Coach Howard Meeks.
The Knights got out of the gate quickly in what would ultimately be a record- setting night for the host team. Junior Regan Smith got the Knights going with a barrage of serves and kept it going in all three sets.
When the night ended, she had established a new school record for service points at 42.
The Knights would win in straight sets 25-5, 25-1, 25-3. Providing assistance were Victoria Hood, with 8 kills, 4 points, and Summer Miller, with 12 points, 2 kills, 2 assists. “I’m happy for Regan and I know she credits her team members as many of them made tremendous plays to help her keep her serve, ” said Summers.
On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Ravenswood to defend their Rumble Between The Regions Championship from last year.
The first match pitted the Knights against Moorefield from the Eastern region.
Moorefield was quick out of the gate and despite several lead changes held on to win set one 27-26; set two was just as close, as Moorefield won 26-24.
In the second match, the Lady Knights took on LKC opponent Ravenswood Red Devils, and won in straight sets 25-22, 25-22.
The final match in pool play was against Greater Beckley Christian from Region III. Again, it was the Knights in straight sets winning 25-22, 25-22.
The Knights advanced out of pool play to do battle with Buffalo, who entered the match with a 10-2 record. The Knights saved their best effort of the day for the end and again won in straight sets 25-10, 25-20.
“I was pleased overall. To go 3-1 against the best teams from regions around the state is not too bad, although I think we are far from playing our best volleyball,” said Coach Summers.