By Gary Andrews
The Southwood Lady Knight volleyball team improved their county opponent record to 2-0 Thursday with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-16 win over Wabash.
In game one the Lady Knights got two kills from Drew Rhamy, a tip from Sami White and a kill from Lexi Brickner to take off to an 8-4 lead before Wabash would work their way back. The Lady Apaches would score four straight aided by kills from Sarah Ritter and Kristin Cromer, plus an ace from Cromer to tie the score at 8. The Knights would then respond with a 6-0 run that was ignited by a Rhamy kill and ended with two Kaitlyn Murphy blocks to lead 14-8. Wabash would keep it close and after a Cromer ace trailed just 17-13. The Lady Knights would finish the game with two runs, the first being 5-0 and the second 4-0 to win game one 25-15.
In game two with the game tied at 3, Southwood would make another run. The Knights found Lexi Brickner, who pounded two kills during a 6-0 run to open a 9-3 lead. Kristin Cromer would stop the run with a kill and was followed by a Shai Parrett ace to close the gap. At 13-8 it was another run by the Knights. Amy Bowman, Brickner and White all had kills during a 5-0 run to extend the gap to 10 points at 18-8. Emilie Harnish had an ace during the run. The Knights limited the Apaches touches as they built the lead to 23-11 when Wabash scored three in a row. Kyleigh Hampton had a kill during the run. Southwood scored the last two points with Rhamy ending the game with a kill, winning 25-14 and leading 2-0.
The Lady Knights went for the kill early in game three, jumping out to a 6-1 lead before Wabash showed some grit, fighting their way back to trail by one at 6-5. As they have done many times during the year, Southwood responded with a flurry, scoring 9 of the next 10 points to open a 12-5 lead. Lexi Brickner led the run with a block and two kills. Drew Rhamy had two aces and Bailey Lundmark a block. Taylor Cain would record a kill to stop the Southwood run, but the Knights were on a roll and went on to win game three 25-16.
For Southwood Lexi Brickner had 1 service point, 10 kills, 2 digs, and 2 blocks. Delayne Gentry had 6 service points, 2 aces, and 2 digs. Sami White had 8 service points, 2 aces, 8 kills, 19 assist, and 4 digs. Jordan Vielee had 1 kill. Sarah Peters had 1 service point, 5 digs. Bailey Lundmark had 2 kills, 1 block. Kaitlyn Murphy had 3 kills, 3 blocks. Emilie Harnish had 11 service points, 1 ace, and 3 digs. Amy Bowman had 9 service points, 4 kills, 9 assist, and 3 digs. Drew Rhamy had 9 service points, 3 aces, 10 kills, and 9 digs.
For Wabash Claire Cromer had 13 assists and 13 digs. Shai Parrett had 4 service points and 16 digs. Lyndsie Thomas had 6 kills and 10 digs.