VB-WCA Posts 2-1 Record at Wheaton Tournament

Written by Alex Endreson on . Posted in WCA Sports News

The West Central Area Knights Volleyball team headed to Wheaton this past weekend to participate in their annual tournament. The Knights had a successful showing and were able to post a 2-1 record on the day. 

Their first opponents were the Ashby Arrows. The Knights won that match 2-0 with scores of 25-21 and 25-9. “We got off to a slow start but were able to put set one away,” said WCA Head Coach Amy Linn. “In set two we played much more controlled.” The lady Knights had a total of 22 kills in the match. Overall the kills were pretty evenly dispersed with Katie Merrick recording 8 of them. In addition,Brianna Kreft distributed 11 set assists and Hailey Bennett added 5. 

In match two the Knights were up against a well-balanced Minnewaska team. The Lakers came out strong with a pretty tough offense. The Knights were unable to adjust and ended up losing set one 22-25. The Knights bounced back in game two and won posting a score of 25-21 thus forcing set three. The Knights won set three 15-12. “We were able to finish and put Minnewaska away which is something that we have really been focusing on,” said Linn. Leading the team to the victory were Katie Merrick with 10 kills, Morgan Sanstead with 4 aces, and Brianna Kreft with 12 set assists. “The girls really played well as a team and worked hard to come out with the win.”

With winning their pool the Knights faced the Wheaton Warriors in the championship game. This was a rematch from earlier in the week. “Wheaton is a very tough, balanced team,” noted Linn. “The girls went into the match confident in the numbers we were able to produce earlier in the week, unfortunately, the girls lost the championship match to Wheaton posting scores of 18-25 and 22-25. The girls served very tough at 97% and did a great job on serve receive. We did struggle however, blocking against a powerful offense. Overall I was very impressed with our play this weekend. The girls have been working really hard and deserved some recognition for their commitment and dedication to improving their skills. Earning second place feels great and we hope to continue playing controlled and consistent volleyball.”

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