POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A quick night at the office.
The Point Pleasant volleyball team defeated Lincoln County in consecutive games on Thursday night in Mason County. The Lady Knights (3-6) came out swinging and didn’t let up until the final point of the final game.
Point Pleasant came out swinging during the first set with seven straight points from sophomore Mackenzie Freeman to give the Lady Knights a 11-3 advantage. The home team continued to put points on the board, including five service points from Gracie Cottrill. Point Pleasant easily took the first set from the Lady Panthers 25-8.
The Lady Knights kicked off Game 2 with a 8-1 run. Lincoln County showed more fight during the set, but Point Pleasant wouldn’t be denied. Freeman and Leah Cochran’s combined six points helped secure a 25-12 win during the second game.
Game 3 started with senior Charli Leach lighting the floor and going on a 11-0 run to give the Lady Knights the early advantage. The Lady Panthers tried to climb back into the set, but it wasn’t meant to be. Freeman sealed the match for Point Pleasant after going on a nine-point run to give the Lady Knights the 25-6 set win.
Freeman led the Lady Knights with 20 service points, while Leach had 15 service points. Leach led with a team-high seven aces, followed by Cottrill with four aces. Freeman led Point Pleasant with eight kills, while Cottrill and Becca Musgrave each had six kills.
The Lady Knights have won two out of their last three games, including a three-set victory over Hannan on Monday night. Point Pleasant fell in consecutive games at Ravenswood on Tuesday.
“We changed some things up. We actually were working on a different system and it really worked,” Point Pleasant coach Marla Cottrill said. “The girls are moving better and are approaching the net better. They took the loss at Ravenswood hard. They came back fighting and that’s what I want to see. We worked as a team.”
Point Pleasant’s next match will take place at Cross Lanes Christian School on Thursday. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106