MOUNT VERNON — The East Knox Bulldogs used Monday as a way to get re-focused on the rest of the regular season.
The girls volleyball team hosted two schools — Crestline and Marion Catholic — in a tri meet on Monday. The Bulldogs came out on top in straight sets over both.
Marion Catholic, arguably the tougher of the two opponents, fell by the score of 25-14, 25-14.
“Marion Catholic is a very scrappy team,” said East Knox head coach Brooke Doup. “They can keep the ball off the floor. But, for a hitter, it just takes looking for the open holes and going for them.”
It looked to be a one-sided affair early. The Fighting Irish looked more like the Fatigued Irish, having just played a match against Crestline prior to the match against East Knox. The Bulldogs took a 10-2 lead thanks in part to some great play at the net by Lindsey VanHoose and Lindsey Rager.
After taking Game 1, the Bulldogs (9-3) struggled for awhile, as Marion Catholic matched them point for point. That is, until the score was tied at 8. That’s when Danielle Totten had a tremendous kill, followed by a huge block two points later. The two plays energized East Knox and sent the team on a 12-0 run.