LAYTON -- It was a 'Ridge repeat at the Round Table Rumble.
With seniors Allora Tanner and Shannon LaVoye combining for 20 kills, the Knights whipped Woods Cross 25-18, 25-10 in only 39 minutes Saturday to win the eight-team Northridge High volleyball tournament for the second straight year.
The undefeated Knights (10-0 overall), went 9-0 in the two-day Round Table Rumble.
"It was a big goal to repeat and win this again," Tanner said. "This will boost us up, and hopefully, keep us going. I'm not surprised we're undefeated. Our hard work has gotten us to this point, and we're working together as a team."
The 17-year-old Tanner, who plays outside hitter, missed last year's Round Table Rumble with a sinus infection.
"I was so glad I didn't get sick this year," she said. "It's a whole new experience playing instead of sitting and supporting the team. It's so much fun being a senior; we have so much fun together."
Tanner had 10 kills, one block assist, eight digs and an ace. LaVoye, a middle blocker, had 10 kills, one block assist and an ace; Maggie Whatcott had six kills, one block assist and eight digs; Alex Gardner had four kills and three block assists; Kaitlin Verbitski had two kills and a block assist; setter Elizabeth Goodrich had 18 assists, one kill, a block assist, six digs and four aces; setter Nikki Hansen had seven assists and two digs; and libero Haley Cate had eight digs for Northridge, which had six aces and four service errors.
"We're a veteran team with five seniors and our two sophomores, Alex and Kaitlin, who played last year as freshmen," Tanner said. "I like to lift the team up and help everybody play their best while also playing my best. We've grown together as a team, and we've come so far since we were sophomores.
"We're really well-rounded in all areas," she said. "But we can still get better; there is always room for improvement. Our goal this year is to try and go as far as we can and win Region 1 again. We won it my sophomore year (2009), and I would love to walk away from high school as a region champion."