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Dalton’s Adrianne Alger against Northwestern Thursday.
Dalton’s Katie Good
Dalton’s Tess Denning
By ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team appears to have found its groove. After a bumpy start to the season, the Lady Dawgs have settled into a rhythm of success with wins this week over Chippewa, Northwestern and Hillsdale. Their overall record is 12-6 and they are 10-2 in WCAL action.
“We had a successful week by getting three WCAL wins over Chippewa, Northwestern and Hillsdale,” said Dalton’s head coach Allison Hostetler. “I thought the girls did well setting the pace of the games and staying in control for each set.”
The Lady Dawgs earned a 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 road win over Chippewa on Oct. 6. Mia Weaver totaled nine points, three aces, 9 kills, two solo blocks and one assist block. Brennah Arnold and Tess Denning both collected nine points and one ace each. Arnold also had 13 kills and 13 digs, while Denning had eight kills. Landree Siders finished with 22 digs, nine points and two aces. Adrianne Alger ended with 33 assists.
Dalton hosted Northwestern on Oct. 8 and they grabbed the 25-13, 25-16, 25-11 win from the Huskies. Arnold led the way with 13 points, three aces and nine kills. Denning added 13 points, two aces and 11 kills. Abbi Snyder collected eight points, two aces and eight digs.
Weaver had six kills and Siders led with 14 digs. Alger finished with 28 assists.
Dalton faced Hillsdale on the road Oct. 9, which was rescheduled from Oct. 1. Alger led her team with 18 points, four aces and 29 assists. Snyder put up nine points and three aces.
Arnold collected seven points, two aces, 15 kills, two solo blocks and two assist blocks. Siders had 12 digs.
Looking ahead to upcoming games, Hostetler said it was important for her team to be its best this week.
“Getting ready to go into a tough week with opponents Smithville, Waynedale and Triway, the girls knew they had to push themselves to stay at the top of their game,” she said. “They played well as a team and did many things we are hoping to see this coming week. With this being our last week before tournaments start, the hope is the girls come out playing at their highest potential and that it carries to the postseason.”