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By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team has experienced success as they are led by Mia Weaver. The senior middle hitter was on fire as the Lady Dawgs defeated Hillsdale and Chippewa to improve their record to 3-1.
“Mia was voted by the other girls to be our team captain this year because of her leadership and experience and that has definitely shown in these first few games,” said Dalton’s head coach Allison Hostetler. “She is still one of our middle hitters, but she is also now one of our setters, so she is almost always involved in each play. Each time she steps on the court, she gives everything she has and has done a great job leading the team.”
Dalton’s first opponent of the week was Hillsdale. The Lady Dawgs traveled there Aug. 31 and won 25-21, 25-10, 25-12. Weaver powered her team with eight points, three aces, 16 kills, nine assists, 14 digs, two solo blocks and two assist blocks. Chloe Simmons put up nine points and one ace. Amber Jager finished with eight points, four aces and 11 digs. Sarah Cross helped out with eight assists.
The Lady Dawgs next took down host Chippewa 25-23, 34-32, 25-23 Sept. 2. Weaver was once again fantastic with nine points, 19 kills, 14 assists, 17 digs, one solo block and three assist blocks. Jager ended with seven points and 14 digs. Simmons added seven points. Addesa Miller totaled nine kills and 17 digs. Courtney Nolt had seven kills and 14 digs. Cross finished with 21 assists.
“It was great to see the girls fight and persevere to be able to pull out all three sets and get another league win,” said Hostetler. “We talked about how it was an all-out team win from the girls on the floor to the girls on the bench by how they played and continued motivating each other through the whole match. While we are always able to see things that we need to continue working on, we have really seen some great play out of these girls and progress being made each day.”
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