Knights Take Down Palomar in Five Sets
Sophomore Tessa Butterfield led the Knights with 21 kills, freshman Imani Griffin added 13 kills, and freshman Elemy Yeme recorded 25 digs, as the Knights defeated Palomar 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 16-25, 15-10) at home on Friday night.
in the opening set the Knights were even with Palomar at 14-14, but the Comets closed it out with an 11-2 run to win, 25-16.
The second set was tighter than the first as the teams were tied up at 21-21, but this time it was the Knights who pulled away. A kill by Griffin gave the Knights the lead at 22-21 and Butterfield put the set away with a kill of her own as the Knights won, 25-23.
SDCC jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the third set, but Palomar battled back to level the score at 16-16. The Knights looked like they were going to pull away after going up 20-17, but Palomar came right back again to tie it at 21-21. Back-to-back kills, however, by Jasmine Wong gave the Knights the lead for good and the Knights ended the set with a 4-0 run to win, 25-21.
In the fourth set it was the Knights who fell behind 6-1, but they closed the gap and got within a point at 13-14. Palomar, however, went on an 11-3 run the rest of the way to win, 25-16.
The fifth set was tied at 3-3 when Butterfield recorded three straight kills to start a 7-0 run for the Knights. Palomar did not get any closer than four points and City went on to take the set, 15-10, and the match, 3-2.
The victory improved the Knights overall record to 5-5 and PCAC record to 2-2.