With the stakes high, the Lady Knights volleyball squad knew their strategy must be aggressive at last night's final home match against Bickleton.
"Our goal was to come out and push points hard from the beginning; that is what we did," said Sunnyside Christian Coach Stephanie Dalrymple.
Sunnyside Christian kept control of the match, winning in three games, 25-11, 25-17 and 25-8.
Lady Knight Alyssa Haak provided 13 assists and was 17-for-17 at the service line. Alexandra Newhouse tallied 11 perfect passes and was 16-for-17 at the service line.
Stormee Van Belle had eight kills and was 14-for-14 at the service line. Danika De Groot provided five assists and was 10-for-11 at the service line. Maddy Wavrin tallied nine kills and 10 perfect passes.
"We knew we had to play aggressive on the net," Dalrymple said. "I was very happy with how well our offense performed on the net."
The Bickleton squad tried as the might to catch up to the Lady Knights.
Providing the most assists for Bickleton throughout the match was sophomore Amanda McBride with 7. The Lady Pirate was also 6-for-6 at the service line.
Freshman Lindsey Brown had four kills and two blocks. The Lady Pirate was also 3-for-6 at the service line. Sophomore Haley Goodnight provided five assists and was 5-for-5 at the service line.
Jamie Venema had four kills and two blocks. The sophomore also was 8-for-9 at the service line; and senior Aymie Osborne had five kills and was 5-for-7 at the service line.
The Lady Knights upped the ante only missing four attempts at the service line.
Last night's win and final league match takes the Lady Knights league record 6-2. Bickleton's overall record is 5-7, 3-5 in league play.
Sunnyside Christian will travel to Cowiche to battle Highland tomorrow (Thursday).
The Lady Pirates will travel to Districts in Goldendale, Saturday Nov. 5.