Dalton volleyball completes final week of regular season with a win and two losses; Central beats East Canton
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Archive photo from an earlier game against Norwayne.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity volleyball team started the final week of the regular season with a win over Hillsdale, but they ended with losses to Chippewa and Triway. The Lady Dawgs completed the regular season with an 11-11 overall record and a 6-8 WCAL record.
Dalton traveled to Hillsdale Oct. 11 and the Lady Dawgs defeated the Falcons 25-16, 25-7, 25-11. Maddy Coblentz was on fire with 15 points and two aces. Laura Schloneger also had 15 points and two aces in addition to 12 digs. Caroline Chubbuck recorded eight points, two aces and 11 digs. Maclain Stutz led with 10 kills. Vivi Cisar added nine kills, two solo blocks and one assist block. Lilli Ediger had six kills. Sarah Cross dished 23 assists. Sydney Geiser ended with 12 digs.
The Lady Dawgs fell to host Chippewa 25-15, 25-13, 25-13 Oct. 13. Schloneger finished with six points and 18 digs. Coblentz recorded four points and 18 digs. Cisar had seven kills and Stutz had three kills. Cross served up 15 assists.
Dalton finished the regular season with a 25-9, 25-12, 25-20 road loss to Triway. Chubbuck finished with six points. Stutz had eight kills and 12 digs. Sarah Witmer recorded five kills. Cross put up 19 assists. Coblentz led with 18 digs. Oswald had one solo block and one assist block.
The Lady Dawgs hold the No. 8 seed in the Division IV Lisbon sectional tournament. They will face No. 20 Vienna Mathews in the sectional semifinal Oct. 19.
Dalton’s JV team fell to Triway 25-15, 25-16. They finished their season with a record of 16-7.
Central beat East Canton on the road 25-9, 25-8, 25-20 on Oct. 10. Greta Patterson totaled 13 points, seven aces and nine assists. Mattie Mast finished with 13 points, five aces and six digs. Claire Yost recorded six kills and eight assists. Sophia Rohrer and Mallory Immel both had five kills each. Sarah Miller ended with seven digs.
“East Canton really struggled with our serves tonight,” said Central’s head coach Nate Holton. “The girls were really smart and aggressive. It was so much fun seeing our team find some real good rhythm and enjoying the game tonight.”
The Comets hosted Massillon Oct. 13 for Senior Night, but Central lost 25-8, 25-10, 25-20. Yost, one of the two seniors who were honored, finished with seven points, four aces and three assists. Fellow senior Athena Bowers had 11 digs. Mast finished with five kills and Rohrer had four kills. Patterson ended with four assists. Immel had nine digs.
“In the midst of a really strong schedule and challenging season, we play a very talented and athletic Massillon team,” said Holton. “Our crowd was awesome and our seniors Athena Bowers and Claire Yost were honored. The third set was a final win for Massillon, but it was a real special mark for our club. It is an honor to coach these young ladies.”
The Comets have an overall record of 5-16.