Northpoint Christian defeated Regents School of Oxford in high school volleyball Thursday night 3-0. Set scores for the match were 25-19, 25-19, 25-22.
As the scores noted, it wasn’t easy for the Lady Trojans against the Lions, but a team that may be starting to jell showed it was able to hold off a squad that made Northpoint earn every point.
Here’s a recap of Thursday’s match between Northpoint and Regents School.
Set 1: Northpoint 25, Regents 19
Northpoint took a 5-2 lead to start the set but Regents was able to tie the set at 8-8. The set continued to stay tight until the Lady Trojans took a three-point lead at 15-12. Four of the next five points went to Northpoint and Regents took a timeout, trailing 19-13 in the set. The Lady Trojans came out of the timeout to stretch the lead to 24-15 when Valerie Hurdle scored off a, Regents block attempt. Another Hurdle point off a block won the set for Northpoint 25-19.
Set 2: Northpoint 25, Regents 19
Northpoint opened the second set strong, posting a 5-1 lead followed by a 10-4 lead. The lead grew to 10 points at 15-5 when Regents started a small rally, cutting the deficit to 21-15. A Regents volley into the net put Northpoint to set point and the Lady Trojans went from there to win the set 25-19.
Set 3: Northpoint 25, Regents 22
The set started in favor of the Lions, which scored the first four points of the set and held a 10-5 lead when a Northpoint volley went into the net. However, the Lady Trojans would start a comeback, culminated by a kill to tie the set at 16-16. The set remained tight after that, with Regents forcing a Northpoint timeout at 18-16, but the lead never grew more than that until the very end. This would be the match point for Northpoint, winning the set 25-22.
Thursday, Sept. 7
Northwest at Mississippi Gulf Coast (canceled, lightning)
DeSoto Central 3, Southaven 0 (25-4, 25-16, 25-9)
Notes: DeSoto Central stat leaders: Reese McIntosh had 10 kills. Kasey Scruggs and Zion Rucker each had 6 kills. Scruggs and McIntosh each had 7 digs each. Sydney Tague had 28 assists.
Lake Cormorant 3, Olive Branch 0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-12)
Notes: Lake Cormorant stat leaders: Sofia Gonzalez (13 kills, 5 aces, 13 digs), Jania Rose (15 digs), Ma’Kayla Hill (27 assists)
Lewisburg 3, Lafayette (Oxford) 0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-18)
Notes: Lewisburg stat leaders: Ella Grace Holloway (10 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs, 1 block), Jayda Bradley (10 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs), Claire Smith (27 assists, 7 digs, 3 aces), Kennedy Inskeep (5 kills hitting .400, 5 digs, 1 block), Allie Kate Hall (16 digs),
Hernando 3, Oxford 1 (25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 25-14)
Northpoint Christian 3, Regents (Oxford) 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22)
Notes: Northpoint stat leaders: Kylee Reynolds (7 kills, 4 digs, 10 blocks), Quinn Thurman (9 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace), Hassie Clare Thurman (5 kills, 15 digs, 1 ace, 4 blocks), Sailor Cole (28 digs, 2 assists), Sarah Johnson (20 Assists, 10 Digs), Avery Heun (12 assists, 1 ace, 1 kill)
Prep girls soccer
Northpoint Christian 9, Germantown, Tenn. 3
Notes: Northpoint scoring: Hayden Moneymaker 7, Moriah Tims 1, Clare Chambliss 1.
JUCO women’s soccer
Northwest CC 1, Southwestern Illinois CC 0