Dowell’s volleyball teams looked good against Denison on Thursday night, sweeping their opponents in all six of the matches played.
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The Blue “B” team won their set in a steady two games, 25-6 and 25-9. Outstanding players for these
three games were Hannah Sweeney for offensive with 9 serves and Maggie Scales for defensive player
for her floor coverage and digs and Audrey Broas was the overall player of the game with 3 aces, 2 saves
and her overall court coverage.
The Gold “A” team got rallied back and forth for their wins, 25-19 and 25-10. Overall defensive player
was Lulu Hancock for her 4 saves and 17 digs, outstanding offensive player was Sarah Hodson with 3
aces and 1 tip, and Grace Kesler was the all-around player of the set with 10 serves, 2 tips and 2 saves.
The White “C” team closed with quick set, 25-7 and 25-10. Outstanding all-around players for these
matches were Brooke Lackey for offensive player with 2 aces, Riley Donohoe for defensive player with a
zero error game and Jillian Brusa for overall action with 6 aces, 1 kill and 1 tip.
Next set is against the newcomer Prosper on Thursday, September 28th, starting at 5 p.m.
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The Lionettes’ Blue team served up a match-win in two sets over Denison, 25-17, 25-18. This is the blue team’s first win of the season. Julia Hoyle with few passing errors and perfect serving was our overall player of the game. Mariah Kelty provided great defensive with two huge blocks and Ciara Kase was our offensive player of night with an ace out of seven serves.
The Gold team came out victorious tonight as well, 25-17, 25-17, bringing their overall record to 2-2. Rebecca Groskopf playing every position well was named overall player of night. Danielle Boggs was defensive player of night with great net coverage and Celia Hilsabeck had a superb offensive performance with 10 straight serves to end the second set.
The White team racked up another win, 25-16, 25-10, to end a triumphant three-team sweep against Denison. Isabel Pate went on to win offensive player honors again, racking up 5 aces for the night. Paige Nicklas contributed steady defense with error-free passing and Karen Dabroi walked away with overall player honors for the second time, playing every position really well.