Lady Knights top CLC


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com



CROSS LANES, W.Va. — The Lady Knights just keep rolling along.

The Point Pleasant volleyball team picked up its third consecutive straight-game victory on Monday night following a 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 decision over host Cross Lanes Christian in Kanawha County.

The visiting Lady Knights (3-0) remained unbeaten and also picked up their first-ever win over the Lady Warriors in the process, doing so in a near wire-to-wire fashion.

The Red and Black never trailed in the first two games, but the guests had to rally back from a late deficit in Game 3 before securing the 3-0 match decision.

Afterwards, PPHS coach Marla Cottrill was pleased with the overall outcome … as well as the way her troops continued to battle throughout the match.

“We’ve never beaten Cross Lanes Christian before and the girls knew that they had to bring their “A” game,” Cottrill said. “From the start, we didn’t stop. We never trailed in the first two sets and we fell behind in the third set, but the girls fought back and took the match in three straight sets. I’m very proud of all the girls and their high intensity, not to mention their go hard or go home attitude.”

Mackenzie Freeman led the Point Pleasant service attack with 16 points, which included a team-best four aces. Lanea Cochran was next with seven points and Gracie Cottrill contributed five points.

Brenna Dotson was next with four points, while Peyton Jordan and Olivia Dotson respectively added three and two points.

Cochran led the net attack with a dozen kills, while Brenna Dotson had eight kills and Cottrill contributed three kills. Jordan also led the guests with 10 digs defensively.

Point Pleasant returns to action Thursday when it travels to Winfield for a tri-match with Logan and the Lady Generals. The first match starts at 5:30 p.m.

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.