North Knox pulled through a tight third set to break a tie and took out Rivet, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14, in a Blue Chip Conference at Holscher Gym on Monday.
Emilee Organ spiked 18 kills to go with nine digs, three points and three blocks for the Warriors (16-6, 3-4 BCC). Grace Yochum had eight kills, two blocks; Megan Cross six kills, six points, four digs; Matty Hoffman five kills, two blocks; Hannah Saucerman four kills, 18 assists, 13 digs, five points; Mallory Earhart 12 points, 18 assists, three digs; Jacqui Alsman 12 points, three aces, 11 digs; Abigail McKinley six points, two kills, two blocks; Rayne Held and Mallory Rogers two points.
For the Patriots (13-12, 3-4) Macee Hamilton had 25 digs, five points, two aces, five kills; Hannah Schneider nine digs, eight assist, seven points; Kenadee Frey 12 digs, seven assists, six points; Bella Atkinson 10 digs, five kills, three blocks; Livia Trent eight points, two aces, seven kills, six digs; Lauren Carie seven kills, three blocks; April Tripp five points, three kills, seven digs; Avery Vantlin nine digs; and Maddy Allen five points, three digs.
“(North Knox) is a good club, and we knew that coming in. The Organ girl is a dynamic hitter, and if you can get her rotated out of the front, it helps,” Rivet coach Jill Ballinger said. “We were right with them in the first set, but then they went on a 7-0 run, and that was all she wrote. We did a good job to win the second set, but losing that close third one was a deciding factor. The way it was going, whoever won that third set was going to win the match. We just haven't been able to get over the hump in those type of games.
“We got stuck in a rotation where they went on some runs. We have to find a way to fix that and hopefully make things better with the tournament next week.”
No junior varsity game was played.
On Saturday, North Knox's junior varsity (14-7) won at Clay City, 25-12, 25-15. Rogers had 10 points, four aces, eight digs; Kylee Messel six points, two aces, four digs; Emma Saucerman four points, five digs; Tessa Haag three points; Shelby Haag two points, two kills; Keanna Thomas five digs; and Emma Wampler two kills.
The Warriors play at Sullivan at 6 p.m. today, while the Patriots have their senior night Thursday prior to a 7 p.m. match with Evansville Christian.