By Perry Bell Sports Editor
The Journal Express
---- — First-year Knoxville Panther varsity volleyball coach Liz Sanders has her squad off to a 7-2 start overall.
The Panthers moved to 2-0 in the Little Hawkeye Conference with a solid road win over the Oskaloosa Indians, Tuesday, Sept.17.
Knoxville beat the Indians 25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 25-10.
Ashley Hawkshead and Cheyenne Jones had their sights set on the floor as many of the balls they hit landed solidly on the Oskaloosa side of the net.
Hawkshead led the Panthers with 14 kills followed by 13 from Jones. Erica Fee added seven kills.
Fee had a brilliant all-around performance with 23 digs, a 22-of-24 serving night with a team-high three aces.
Jones added to her night with 13 digs and an 11-of-12 serving performance with two aces.
Hawkshead had five blocks to top the Panther charts.
Meredith Cunningham was her steady self with 31 assists and 11 digs along with a 15-of-17 serving performance with one ace.
Emily Wallace added 13 digs and Haley DeMoss finished with 11.
Also seeing action on the court for the Panthers were Ricki Hall, Chelsea Wares and Carrie Chambers.
Odds and Ends
The Indians fell to 1-16 for the season and 0-2 in the league with loss. It was Oskaloosa’s 15th straight loss.
The Indians had three blocks compared to 10 for the Panthers.
Oskaloosa had 26 kills compared to 38 for Knoxville.
The Panthers travel to Pella Saturday to play in the Pella Christian Invitational.