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The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team handed the DuBois Area Lady Beavers a 3-1 loss Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first game by a 25-16 score. DuBois evened the match at 1-1 with a 25-20 win in the second game. The Lady Dutch won the third game 25-21 and the fourth game 25-16 to win the match.
â€śChelsie Gaton was our player of the game with 11 kills and 14 service points. She also blocked well,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt.
â€śAbbey Cribbs is hitting the ball well. She pounded it down tonight. Taylor Schutz did a good job of blocking and hitting. Overall everybody did really well. I was happy with the way they adjusted tonight. They didnâ€™t have that look of anxiety on their faces. Hopefully they got it out of their system,â€ť said the coach.
In the first set, the two teams went back and forth, with the score tied for most of that time. With the score tied at 16-all and Gaton serving, Taylor Bellina got a kill. Gaton then had three aces. Two DuBois hits out of bounds made the score 23-16. Gaton would close out the game with two aces, giving St. Marys the 25-16 win.
The second game was tied at 13-all when DuBois went on a run to take a 21-14 lead. They would go on to win the set 25-20 to even the match at one set each.
The third game was a repeat of the first two, as it was close throughout. With DuBois up 18-17, St. Marys got the serve back, with Gaton doing the honors. Bellinaâ€™s kill made it 18-all. DuBois hit the ball out of bounds on the next few serves as the Lady Dutch went up 22-19. St. Marys maintained a three-point lead until Cribbs got a kill, giving St. Marys the 25-21 win and the 2-1 edge in sets.
The fourth set saw DuBois take a 7-5 lead when Gaton came up to serve for St. Marys. She started out with an ace followed by a kill by Bellina. Another ace was followed by a Sami Hanes kill. An ace by Gaton made the score 10-7 before the Lady Dutch were called for a net violation. The Lady Dutch got the serve back up 13-9. With Bellina serving, Kayla Nussbaum got a kill. An ace was followed by a Taylor Schutz kill. A carry on DuBois made the score 17-9. The Lady Dutch would take an 18-9 lead before giving up the serve. Later a kill by Gaton made the score 20-13. With Lauren Dalessandro serving, Cribbs got a kill. The teams then traded serves as the Lady Dutch led 24-16. Gaton served an ace to give St. Marys the win 25-16.
The St. Marys junior varsity squad won in three games.
The Lady Dutch, now 4-3 on the season, will return to action Thursday when they host the Brookville Lady Raiders. Junior varsity action starts at 6 p.m., with the varsity to follow.