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Knights Pick Up Two More wins at Steubenville

October 4, 2017
BY ED PARSONS - Staff Writer (eparsons@tylerstarnews.com) , Tyler Star News

Tyler Consolidated showed what Knights volleyball is all about on Thursday, when they made the two hour trip to Steubenville, Ohio and came away with two wins over the Big Reds and the Steubenville Catholic Crusaders.

In the match with the Big Reds the Knights dominated the first set by a score of 25-15 and then hung on to take set two 26-24. JoLee Walton, came up huge for the Silver and Black as she filled the stat sheet with 57 sets, 26 assists, four blocks, five digs, a game high 12 points along with four aces.

The Knights net play was also superb as they mounted a 31 kill attack against the Ohio big school. Alexa Johnson pounded down 10 spikes while getting two blocks. Josey Jones got eight kills, three digs and two points. Working the net well was Emily Lancaster as she accounted for eight kills and four blocks, plus two digs. Freshman Regan Smith continued to play well with five kills and three blocks plus two digs.

Cora Grimm led the team in digs with 12 while scoring four points. Peyton Kocher got six digs and four points, including an ace and Allie Miller added five digs. Madison DeVaughn scored five points and Summer Miller had two points and an ace. Victoria Hood added four huge blocks to the cause.

Against Steubenville Central the Silver Knights took two straight sets 25-17 and 25-23. Summer Miller had a big match as she led the team in points with 10 service knocks including three aces, she also added a dig. Grimm led the team in digs with 16, while adding three points and an ace.

The Knights again showed their superiority at the net with a team total of 29 kills and seven blocks. Johnson came up big with 15 slams while Jones added five. Johnson also had a block and three digs while Jones got two blocks, six digs and a point.

DeVaughn had her serve working as she accounted for 12 points from the service line, she also had four digs and an ace. Kocher got nine digs and a point and A. Miller ended with four digs. Lancaster got two kills, two blocks and a dig and Smith had two kills and a block. Hood had a kill, a block and two digs.

Summer Miller also had her serve working as she had 10 points including three aces. Walton again showed her skill at the setting position as she had 52 sets, 23 assists, two kills, three digs, five points and two aces.

"We have played some tough teams over the past two weeks and the girls have responed very well. They continue to work hard and get better and some of the younger girls are really stepping up their game. Every girl on this team supports each other and when that happens, you can expect good things. I am so proud of how hard these girls work to improve. Night after night they play some of the best teams in the state and they never back down. We have a lot of volleyball left, but to drop two to teams like Bridgeport and George Washington, and then take two at Steubenville, says alot about the character of these kids," Coach Richard Summers.

Tyler drops Two at Charleston Civic Center

The Knights played the top teams in Class AA and Class AAA on Tuesday, September 26. Playing in the Charleston Civic Center the Knights got some great experience which they may use to their advantage a little later down the road. Against Bridgeport, the Silver and Black dropped two straight sets but not before giving the top ranked team all they wanted The first set ended 26-24 and overtime match while they hung tough in defeat 25-18 in the second. Walton led the attack with 49 sets and 14 assists plus three blocks, two digs and three points.

Jones helped the cause with seven kills, three blocks, five digs and two points while Johnson added seven kills and two blocks. Lancaster played the net well with five blocks and four kills and Grimm added 10 digs, six points and two aces.

Kocher came through with four digs and four points. DeVaughn got three digs and three points, Hood had three blocks and three points. Summer Miller added two digs and two points and Smith got one kill, one block and two digs.

In the second match of the evening at the Civic Center for the Knights, the Knights fell to a powerful. largr and more experienced team the #1 three A school in the state George Washington. It turned into an easy win for the top ranked team 25-7, 25-12, but the Silver Knight girls took advantage of the opportunity to play the best competition and never backed down. JoLee Walton led the charge with 22 sets and three assists, plus four digs. Johnson had three kills and Jones four digs and two points. Grimm chipped in with four digs, two points and an ace.

Silver Knights Volleyball Action Continues

The Knights played host to Magnolia, Oak Glen and Robert C. Byrd on Saturday, September 23, in a highly competitive quad match.

The Silver Knights started the day on the winning track as they took match one in three sets from the Magnolia Blue Eagles. 25-11, 18-25 and 25-17.

The Knights were led by Josey Jones and Alexa Johnson with 14 kills each, while JoLee Wal;ton stepped up big with 55 sets, 26 assists four kills, three digs, three points and an ace.

Madison DeVaughn led the team with a match high 18 points including four aces and three digs. Cora Grimm added 10 digs and two points, Regan Smith five points, including two aces and a dig, Peyton Kocher, got four points and four digs, and Allie Miller added six digs. Emily Lancaster got a kill and a dig.

Jones also had two blocks, five digs, eight points and two aces, and Johnson had two blocks.

Against Robert C. Byrd, the Knights found the going a little bit tougher and lost in three sets 12-25, 25-12 and 25-20. Walton led the Knights with 46 sets, 21 assists, three digs and three service points. Jones came in big with nine kills, two blocks, nine digs and six points while Johnson added 10 kills and three blocks.

Lancaster had two kills and eight huge blocks. Smith added seven points, three digs, three blocks and two kills. Grimm got 10 digs and eight points while Kocher had eight digs and one point. A. Miller got two digs and DeVaughn served six points.

Oak Glen also proved to be a spoiler for the Knights as they took two of three sets to win the match. The Knights won set one 25-23 but lost the next two 25-16 and 25-14.

Jones played extremely well with 13 kills, 15 digs and five points. Johnson added 12 kills and five blocks while Lancaster was active with six kills and five blocks.

Walton, had 68 sets and 25 assists, plus three kills, eight digs and three points. Grimm added eight digs and four points. Kocher pitched in with 12 digs and three points while DeVaughn added two digs and six points.Smith had two kills, two blocks, two digs and one point and Miller got four digs. Victoria Hood added four blocks.

 
 
 

 

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