The “W’s” keep racking up for the Panther volleyball team, as Tuesday night the netters took down the Davis County Mustangs in Bloomfield.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by taking the first match 25-18. In the second match, the Mustangs retaliated to win 25-19.
By the third match, the Panthers were ready to get back to business, and won 25-17. The competition was tough in the fourth, as it had to go into overtime. The Panthers outlasted the Mustangs and won 27-25.
One of the keys to Knoxville’s success was 10 kills by Peyton McMurray. McMurray was second in kills for Knoxville on the night, behind junior standout Katie Keitges, who racked up 13 kills and 15 digs.
Marley McKay, Amy Sullivan, Lauren Micetich, Maggie Wilkins and Kelsey Ryan were each perfect in serving. McKay had 17, Wilkins 17, Ryan 21, Sullivan 12 and Micetich 11. Wilkins led in digs with 29, Sullivan had 12 and Ryan had 10.
McKay continues to shine with 33 assists and five kills. Reilly Finarty had eight kills, Molly Devin seven kills and four blocks, Tara Uitermarkt had two kills and three blocks.
Next up for the Panthers is the Pella Christian tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22.