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PLYMOUTH â€” Both Knox and NorthWood finished out spectacular volleyball seasons with tough, three-game losses to No. 3 Yorktown and No. 11 Bellmont at the Plymouth Semistate Saturday.
NorthWood closed out its Regional 10 championship season at 28-10 with its loss to eventual semistate champ Bellmont, while Knox finished out a banner season which included the programâ€™s first-ever regional title with a loss to Yorktown.
BELLMONT 3, NORTHWOOD O (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)
By Brent Glasgow
Coaches often say there is no shame in losing to a better team, which NorthWood did in Saturdayâ€™s volleyball semi-state semifinal.
No. 11 Bellmont (32-4) used strong serving and its size advantage at the net to end NorthWoodâ€™s memorable postseason run with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-12 victory.
â€śThey served and blocked us off the court,â€ť NorthWood coach Hilary Rebber said.
Northwood (28-10) couldnâ€™t find an answer for Bellmontâ€™s 6-foot-2 Madison Schultz, who had three blocks, three block assists and altered many other shots.
â€śWe continued to hit into their middle blocker (Schultz) time and time again,â€ť Rebber said. â€śYouâ€™re not going to get through a wall like that.â€ť
YORKTOWN 3, KNOX 0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-14)
By James Costello
The Lady Redskins could find few significant runs as they took a disappointing 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 loss to Yorktown in the Plymouth Semistate opener Saturday.
While it may not have been the result he wanted, Knox head coach Jake Skelly made no excuses about the match.
â€śI think, honestly, we ran into a spectacular team,â€ť he said. â€śWe are a spectacular team as well, but today they were better, and they showed it on the court.