The Knights swept the Vikings in three sets on Wednesday night in their third game of the competitive volleyball season.

The Knights dominated in the first set with a win of 25-15.

Knights players smile after they score a point

Knights players smile after they score a point Photo credit: Adam Sheffield

In the second set, the Knights started with a strong lead 10-5. However, the Vikings fought their way back to gain control when they got the score to 13-11.

The Vikings held a lead on the Knights all the way up to set point, 24-21. But with a few spikes, the Knights won the set 26-24.

Knights player jumps up to spike the ball on the Vikings

Knights player jumps up to spike the ball on the Vikings Photo credit: Adam Sheffield

After being down by two sets, the Vikings were performing well in the third set. The Knights’ spikes blew out the Vikings’ hope, and the Knights came back to win the set 25-20.

Players from the Vikings see some things they need to improve if they want a shot at the championship.

Vikings players come together after a point scored

Vikings players come together after a point scored Photo credit: Adam Sheffield

“We have to get better passes so that we can run our middle,” said Nate Bell, who has played volleyball for about eight years and is playing competitive volleyball at BYU-Idaho for the first time. “The blocker knows where (the ball) is going to go. If we have a better pass then the setter can set all three hitters rather than just the guys on the outside.”

The Knights felt they controlled the game through serving and passing.

“Serving and passing was key for us,” said Keanu Pukahi, who spends some off-time coaching Madison High School’s volleyball team. “You learn in coaching that the most important part of the game is serving and passing. I think we did just that.”

To follow along with the competitive volleyball season, look online for previous scores as well as upcoming games.