The El Dorado Springs VolleyDogs continued their season on the road as they travelled to Skyline on Sept. 4.
The JV team won 25-13, 25-11. Megan Chism and Kameron Schaaf led the team in kills with five and four respectively. Olivia Hallford had 13 assists on the evening. Kristen Lackey served for four aces with Fallyn Ozbun and Kameron Schaaf adding three each.
Coach Jeanie Norman commented on her team’s play, “Strong serving was the key in our win over Skyline. We got a little too relaxed on the court a couple times, but our serving allowed us to try some new things and log a definitive win.”
The varsity VolleyDogs handled Skyline easily in the first set winning 25-13. ElDo was challenged on the court during the second set before pulling out a 25-23 victory. Payton Hallford led the attack with nine kills followed by Kaili Simmons with eight. Kinli Simmons had 13 assists and Brooke Stacy added five. Kate Sibley led defensively with 10 digs while Fallyn Ozbun picked up five. Payton Hallford led the team with three solo blocks and two block assists.
“We’re playing better,” said Coach Tonya Hooper. “The girls came out strong in the first set, but seem to lose focus later in the match. Against Skyline, we got in a hole and had to fight to get a win. It’s good to see that type of composure in the team.”
The VolleyDogs travelled to Lockwood on Sept. 6. The JV played an exciting three set match before losing to Lockwood 25-11, 23-25, 23-25.
“Experiencing our first loss of the season was tough, but it was good for the girls to play a competitive team. I was proud to see some girls step up in the third game that haven’t been playing to their potential consistently this season,” said Coach Norman.
Rachel Bush led the JV hitters with seven kills. Kameron Schaaf and Megan Chism added six while Taylor North had five kills. Olivia Hallford earned 24 assists. Hallford and Chism had two service aces each.
The varsity team played well earning their fourth victory of the season 25-20, 25-21.
“I liked the way our offense was spread out and how aggressive our servers were,” said Coach Hooper. “We needed to play a team like Lockwood to see what some of our weaknesses were.”
Kaili Simmons had 12 kills to lead her team. Alexa Schaaf and Payton Hallford each added five. Kinli Simmons had 19 assists with Brooke Stacy earning six. Courtney Hooper had one solo block and four block assists. Kaili Simmons and Kate Sibley led the team in digs with six. Kameron Schaaf led the team with three service aces.