PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography
Dalton senior Melanie Gerber Sept. 29 against Rittman.
Dalton’s Adrianne Alger
Dalton’s Tess Denning guided her team with 27 points Sept. 29.
Dalton senior Sabrina Slicker
By ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
After an up-and-down stretch the prior week, Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team bounced back with a 25-6, 25-13, 25-15 home win over Rittman on Sept. 29. The win improved the Lady Dawgs’ overall record to 9-6 and they are 7-2 against WCAL teams.
“The girls played very well against Rittman after coming off a tough loss against Tusky Valley on Saturday,” Dalton’s head coach Allison Hostetler said. “They played together well and were able to put together three solid sets to get another WCAL win. On Saturday (Sept. 26 against Tusky Valley), we got plagued again on not being able to finish and the girls came back to practice on Monday and worked hard from the very beginning, focusing on things we feel we need to improve.”
Tess Denning found success in the game. She guided her team with 27 points, five aces and eight kills. Hostetler commented on Denning’s big performance.
“Tess Denning served up an incredible match and scored 27 service points on 28 serves,” she said. “She was literally unstoppable and finished with five aces in the match.”
Mia Weaver also came up big with 12 points. Brennah Arnold finished with 14 kills, 11 points and three aces. Adrianne Alger had 30 assists. Abbi Snyder led with eight digs. Landree Siders had five digs.
The Lady Dawgs were scheduled to face Hillsdale on the road Oct. 1, but that game has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 9.
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