Lady Knights’ late set comebacks not enough in tough 3-0 loss to West Henderson.
Anna Baldwin (5) goes for a kill vs. West Henderson Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Brad Cole
By: Brad Cole
It’s always a tense match-up when the Lady Knight Volleyball team travels to West Henderson for their yearly cross-county rivalry game, and their highly anticipated meeting Thursday was no different in North’s tough 3-0 loss to the Falcons.
The teams traded point for point for the first portion of the first set, but the Falcons gained ground mid-match and lead North 18-10 at one point. It seemed that the Lady Knight team might turn the tables by getting within six points deep into the set, but ultimately dropped the first set by a score of 25-18.
With both school’s student sections showing their spirit loud and proud, West got the best of the Knights once again early on in second set by jumping out to a 11-4 lead in a loud environment. Although the Knights were behind, they fought back and earned their first lead mid-set, but couldn’t capitalize and dropped the second set, 25-22 after fighting for each and every point.
The Lady Knights’ early set struggles continued in third set when they fell behind early. “We just weren’t consistent. We made some good and some great plays, but we didn’t put those together consistently. Against a good team like West you have to play consistently”, North head coach Sue Moon said. West, although, continued to pick up ground and fought past North in the third set, 25-20, to beat the Lady Knights 3-0.
Leading the Lady Knights on the stat sheets were Caroline Marsh with 16 kills and digs each, Aly White with 16 digs, and Teegan Bullock who had 13 assists and 9 digs.
The team looks to regroup after a tough loss and improve going forward as they’ll face a young East Henderson team on Tuesday at 6:30.