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Silver Knight Volleyball Team Sweeps the Week

By Randy Rutherford - Sports Writer | Oct 13, 2021
Braeden Wall slams one for the point
Riley Van Dyne goes up for the kill

This past week Paden City, Madonna and Ravenswood all fell victim to the Lady Knights Volleyball Team. With just three weeks remaining in the season, the Knights record sits at 18-6, while the JV record is 13-2.

On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Paden City for a tri-match, taking on Madonna in the first match. Madonna struggled early on and had little answer for the Knights’ strong defense and front line play, resulting in a 25-9 first set loss. The Blue Dons were more competitive in the second set, but still came up short, losing 25-17. “We’ve had numerous lineups this year, but we are just now starting to find the right chemistry. I thought we looked in tune against Madonna,” said Tyler Consolidated Head Coach Richard Summers.

In the second match against the homestanding Wildcats, the Knights switched sides of the net but continued to play good volleyball. In Set One, blocking was the key for the Knights as a strong front line of Paden City struggled to get balls through the outstretched arms of the Knights defenders. The Knights went on to win both sets, and the match, by scores of 25-22, 25-19. “Paden City is a good ball club that has played a tough schedule,” Summers noted. “I was pleased to play that well in their house.”

The final match of the week took place in Ravenswood for a key LKC matchup with the Ravenswood Red Devils. The Knights jumped out to a quick lead behind strong serving and overall good defense, and did not relinquish the lead, taking Set One 25-19. The Red Devils struggled, but played hard in Set Two, but once again came up short 25-15. In the final set, it was all Knights, who were in system all night and won 25-4. “Our bench was great tonight and when you have nine upperclassmen you expect to travel well and we did,” Summers said.

The Knights return home on Thursday for a match against the defending state champion Wirt County Tigers. “I hope our fans’ schedules will allow them to come out for this one. It should be a good one. The new bleachers with stadium seats should be in and you can’t beat the cost. It’s free to all Knights fans,” said Coach Summers.