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Adrianne Alger sets for the spike by Mia Weaver against Waynedale on Oct. 15. The Golden Bears won in five sets.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team started the final week of the regular season with losses to Smithville and Waynedale, but they finished with a win over Triway. The Lady Dawgs completed the regular season with a 13-8 overall record and a 10-4 WCAL record.
Dalton fell 25-16, 25-23, 25-16 when they hosted Smithville Oct. 13. Mia Weaver finished with eight points, one ace and five kills. Tess Denning collected eight points and 10 kills. Brennah Arnold led with 12 digs and 10 kills. Adrianne Alger had 26 assists. Courtney Nolt ended with 10 digs, while Landree Siders had eight digs.
The Lady Dawgs put up a fight, but they could not secure the win in the final home game of the regular season on Oct. 15. Visiting Waynedale won 11-25, 25-19, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11.
Weaver totaled 12 points, four aces, 14 kills, three solo blocks and one assist block. Abbi Snyder had 12 points and two aces. Denning led hitters with 19 kills. Arnold added 18 kills along with 12 digs. Alger had 54 assists. Siders finished with 26 digs and Nolt had 10 digs.
Dalton took a 25-13, 21-25, 23-25, 25-14, 15-8 road win at Triway for season finale on Oct. 17. Arnold powered the Lady Dawgs with 17 points and 16 kills. Weaver also had 16 kills, along with 11 points and nine digs. Denning ended with nine kills. Amelia Knetzer finished with nine digs and five kills. Siders was the top defender with 20 digs. Nolt and Alger both had 10 digs apiece and Alger also had 48 assists.
The Lady Dawgs hold the No. 2 seed in the Div. IV Northeast 3 sectional tournament.
They will play the winner of No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas/No. 10 Richmond Heights at home Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.