PHOTO BY GRACE GREER
Dalton’s varsity volleyball team celebrates during their game Sept. 23 against Hillsdale on Senior Night.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team recorded wins against Rittman and Hillsdale, but they ended the week with a loss to Tusky Valley. The Lady Dawgs have an overall record of 9-5 and a WCAL record of 6-2.
Dalton started off the week with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 home win over Rittman Sept. 21. Addesa Miller put up 12 points with three aces. Sarah Cross finished with nine points, two aces, 15 assists and five digs. Weaver finished with seven points, three aces, 15 kills, six assists and four solo blocks. Courtney Nolt had five kills and Madalyn Coblentz had five digs.
The Lady Dawgs hosted Hillsdale Sept. 23. Dalton won 25-7, 25-18, 25-15. Cross recorded 10 points, two aces and 12 assists. Weaver had nine points, five aces, nine kills, six assists and seven digs. Chloe Simmons contributed seven points with three aces while Emily Snyder added six points with four aces. Caroline Pearson had three kills. Amber Jager finished with eight digs and Nolt had seven digs.
Dalton ran into some trouble against Tusky Valley at home Sept. 25. The Lady Dawgs fell 25-16, 26-24, 8-8. Miller had six points, one ace, five kills and 11 digs. Nolt ended with five points and six kills. Weaver recorded six kills, five assists and two solo blocks. Cross finished with nine assists. Coblentz had eight digs.
Central Christian School fell to host Tuslaw 25-11, 25-11, 25-13 Sept. 20. Emma Mast finished with one ace, five kills and six assists. Clair Yost had one ace. Bella Galbraith ended with three kills. Athena Bowers recorded 12 digs while Tatiana Kozel-Steiner had six digs.
“Holy Stromboli, Tuslaw is solid,” exclaimed Central’s head coach Nate Holton. “They are skilled in the back row and they have numerous ways to attack you in the front row. We hung around for about 10-12 points in the first set and then they put on the afterburners. (Tuslaw coach) Sydney Mast (we are proud of our CCS alum) is one of the best young coaches around. She is tough, thorough and effective.”
Read the complete report in the Sept. 29, 2021 edition.