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Silver Knights Volleyball Get Big Win Over Ritchie County

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | Nov 4, 2020

Sadie Nichols and Audrey Dennis prepare to return the serve.

The Silver Knights defeated Richie County on Monday, October 26 taking three out of five sets to earn them the number 2 seed in the Region 1 Section 2 Sectionals scheduled to begin on Monday Nov 2. Coach Summers said after the game, “This was a big win for us as we head into the post season. We are peaking at the right time, however, this win is behind us and we need to turn our attention to the Sectionals.”

The Knights were led by Regan Smith and Caleigh Phillips. Smith had 18 kills, one block, 10 digs, 11points, 48 sets and 22 assists. Phillips had 16 kills, four blocks, seven digs, 39 sets and 19 assists. Also contributing to the win were Lindsay Thompson, Sadie Nichols, and Audrey Dennis. Thompson had two kills, four blocks, five digs, seven points with one ace, and one assist. Nichols had 18 digs, 13 points with two aces. Dennis had 12 digs. Coach Summers commented,

“This was a total team effort and I’m proud of the girls’ effort tonight.”

Next up, the Silver Knights will be hosting the Sectionals and they begin play facing the winner of the Richie County versus Wood Co. Christian match.

Teams in the Region 1 Section 2 include Ritchie County, Parkersburg Catholic (the number 1 seed), St Marys, and Wood Co Christian. Tyler finishes the regular season 17-12.

TYLER JV VOLLEYBALL DROPS TOUGH ONE TO RITCHIE CO

JV Girls fall to Ritchie Co in 2 sets, losing 25-22 and 26-24. The JV’s were led by Shayli Kocher, Ashlee Spencer and Caitlyn Hayes.

The Silver Knights JV Team finished the season 15-5.