FULTON, Ill. – The Unity Christian volleyball team took a huge win from Rivermont Collegiate on Thursday night, getting in some new faces.
The gym was packed with pink in Fulton, raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Knights came out dominant from the start, especially from the serving line.
They won 25-10, 25-10, 25-12.
“The team played well and hit well tonight,” head coach Jana Behr said after the contest.
The first set saw immediate favor towards the Knights. Aggressive serving and swinging sent them zooming ahead, including kills from Kyra Wickund and Carrie Willoughby.
The second set saw similar results, this time with some new faces getting in. Behr was able to substitute some of the bench players in for some playing time.
Faith Pluister was able to record and ace and two assists, whole Olivia Woessner picked up her own assist and a couple of attacks.
Overall, the Knights served 29 aces in the contest, led by an impressive 10 from Lauryn Kuehl. Michelle Striley served another nine and Carrie Willoughby served six.
Willoughby also led in kills with seven on the night. Maizie Wicklund had four and Laureyn Kuehl three.
The Knight (11-15) have won three of the last four and now take on the Northern Illinois Christian Athletic Conference tournament this weekend, traveling to Pathway Christian to take part in that.
Clinton takes second MAC win
DAVENPORT – After picking up their first Mississippi Athletic Conference win on Tuesday, the Clinton volleyball team doubled the excitement by winning a second in three sets at Davenport West on Thursday night.
The Queens won the MAC contest 25-16, 25-23, 25-11.
The front row continued it’s steady play with four combining for 26 kills. Both Kelly Clark and Makenzie Cooley put away seven while both Bailey Wing and Nevaeh Wagoner finished six. Altogether the Queens had 42 kills on the night with just 13 errors, for a kill efficiency of over 26 percent, one of their highest this season.
The Queens also served seven aces on the night, with Rylie Mussman, Makayla Howard and Lakin Houzenga each recording two of them.
The River Queens 8-14) now head on the road, traveling to Waverly-Shell Rock this weekend for a tournament.
Camanche loses heartbreaker
MONTICELLO – After battling through five sets and coming back twice, the Camanche volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to Monticello on the road on Thursday.
The Indians fell 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-19)
Even in the fifth and final set, the Indians pushed to extra points.
Camanche (9-13) will play their final home game next week, welcoming Tipton to Camanche on Thursday.