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Lady Knights defeat Lyle

The Lady Knights volleyball team came together last Friday, using teamwork to handily defeat Lyle.

The Sunnyside Christian High School team was able to push past Lyle in three games, winning 25-18, 25-16, 25-15.

"We played really well," said Sunnyside Christian Coach Andrea Dobson. "It was a total team effort. Everyone contributed."

It was because of that team effort that the Lady Knights were able to keep Lyle from gaining too much strength during the match.

"We never let the momentum swing Lyle's way," Dobson said.

Instead, the Lady Knights came together, fought hard and walked away with a win.

Dobson said Courtney Rice helped lead the way for the Lady Knights, stepping up both her serving game and her defense. Rice finished the match with 18 aces, 4 kills and 14 digs.

Dobson also had praise for Chelsey Jones.

"Chelsey had a great game at the net," Dobson said. "She hit well."

Jones finished the match with 22 kills, 2 blocks, 5 aces and 18 digs.

Also helping out the Lady Knights against Lyle was Tori Van Wingerden.

"Tori played well," Dobson said. "She set the hot hitters and made good choices."

Van Wingerden racked up 2 kills, 40 assists and 6 digs during the match.

Dobson said both Jessica Schrotenboer and Brittany den Hoed played important roles during Friday's match. She noted that both girls were able to add some key hits for the Lady Knights.

Schrotenboer had 10 kills and 10 digs against Lyle. Den Hoed finished the match with 5 kills and 6 digs.

Dobson said Kayla Hughes had a good night at the service line last Friday. Hughes finished the match with 6 digs and 6 service aces.

Andrea Schutt also played hard against Lyle, putting away 15 kills, 3 blocks and 14 digs.

The Lady Knight's scheduled match against LaSalle for this Tuesday has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 6. Sunnyside Christian (0-1, 1-2) will take to the court again this Friday at Trout Lake.

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