CARDINGTON — The top half of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division volleyball standings is very crowded. The Highland Scots are leading the way with a perfect 10-0 in league play (16-0 overall). Not far behind are the Centerburg Trojans at 9-1. The Northmor Knights and the Cardington Pirates now find themselves tied for third in the league at 6-3 after the Pirates defeated the Knights in four sets on Tuesday; 21-25, 25-27, 25-14, 22-25. With the loss, Northmor is now 13-3 overall on the season.
Kelsie Fike and Anna Donner were busy all over the court and were Northmor’s serving leaders on the evening. Fike was a perfect 17/17 from the line with three aces. Donner was also 17/17 and recorded two aces. Jordyn Zoll was 16/16 with an ace and Caitlin Thebeault was also 17/17 serving.
Donner and Fike were the top Knights on the attack as well. Donner was 53/57 hitting with 10 kills. Fike added 10 kills on 31/38 hitting. Rayanna Loyer recorded an 18/20 hitting night with nine kills. Hope Miracle added four kills for coach Kara Wright. Zoll was the primary ball handler for Northmor, going 106/111 setting with 29 assists overall. Thebeault also had six assists against the Pirates.
Zoll and Donner were also active on the defensive side of the net. Donner had 25 digs on the night while Zoll dug out 13 of Cardington’s attacks. Lindsey Wiseman had the most digs on the night with 26. Cristianna Boggs added eight. Donner also had four blocks for Northmor and Loyer recorded two.
The Knights will be back in action on Thursday, at home, against the previously mentioned second place Centerburg Trojans.
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