BURGAW —The Lady Knights stayed stingy with their game losses for the second straight match, this time taking out Pender County in a Four County Conference match on Tuesday, 9-0.
West Bladen, which lost only three games en route to the win, improved to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
In singles action, No. 1 Alanna Ludlum earned an 8-0 shutout win; No. 2 Amber Long took an 8-1 victory; No. 3 Helen Lopez won 8-0; No. 4 Conner Brisson was an 8-0 winner; No. 5 Savannah Lee earned an 8-0 win; and No. 6 Alyssa Bell got an 8-0 win.
In doubles; Ludlum and Long took an 8-0 win at No. 1; Brisson and Lee earned an 8-1 win at No. 2; and Hannah Arnett and Autumn Brisson teamed for an 8-1 win.
The Lady Knights host Clinton on Thursday in a conference showdown.
In Burgaw on Tuesday, Pender County had its hands full with a feisty West Bladen group, but the lady Knights couldn’t get a win and lost in straight sets by the scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 27-25.
“The varsity played hard,” West Bladen coach Gaye Davis said, “(but) Pender is a solid team. Our girls played the best we have played.”
Morgan Schumacher led the Lady Knights with 10 kills and Kathryn Schultz added four kills and a solo block. Raegan Davis contributed five kills, two solo blocks and an ace; Laikyn Pait had three kills and an ace; Logan Autry had two aces and a kill; Kassidy Anderson had two kills and two aces; and Kaylee Stevens had two kills.
West Bladen is now 6-4 overall and 2-2 in conference.
In Leland on Tuesday, North Brunswick got revenge for an earlier 5-4 loss to the Knights by taking an 8-4 non-conference win.
The two teams traded a pair of goals in the first half before the Scorpions stung West Bladen for six goals in the second half to seal the win.
The Knights are now 5-1-1 overall and host Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday in a Four County Conference match at 6 p.m.