Lady Knights Fight to the Finish
September 15, 2016
The 8th Grade volleyball A team showed a no quit attitude on Thursday against the Leal Apaches. The Lady knights ultimately lost 2 games to 1 but they have no reason to hang their heads. They played with heart and passion. Thursday was just not their day.
In game 1 the Lady Knights started off on fire. They took an early 11-6 lead. Leal would eventually make a run closing the deficit to 16-14. The end of game 1 was tense with neither team willing to give an inch. The Lady Knights held a slight 20-19 edge with the score going back and forth until the Lady Knights finally closed the door on the Lady Apaches. Game 1 went to the Lady Knights 26-24.
In game 2 the Lady Knights took an early lead again. Once again, the Lady Apaches found a way to get back in the game. Tied at 7-7, the Lady Knights regained their composure and went on a 7-2 run. Leal was forced to call a timeout with the Lady Knights leading 14-9. After the timeout, Leal could not be stopped. They took a 23-16 lead, which was too much for the Lady Knights to overcome. Game 2 went to the Lady Apaches 25-17.
In the decisive game 3 Leal continued on their hot streak. They would take a 10-5 lead in what seemed like a blowout. The Lady Knights made sure they would not go down without a fight. Behind Coach Weaver, the Lady Knights stormed back to make it a nail biter in the waning moments. Down by only 2, with a 12-10 score, the Lady Knights looked poised for a comeback. It was so close, yet so far. In the end, the Lady Apaches took game 3, 15-12.
The Lady Knights look to take out their vengeance on the Harlandale Middle Lady Braves. The 8th grade teams will play at Harlandale Middle and the 7th grade teams will play at Kingsborough Court.