The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team recorded a 3-0 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first set 25-9, won the second set 25-16 and won the third set 25-12 to win the match.
The St. Marys squad served very well in last night’s contest as both Lauren Dalessandro and Sami Hanes recorded 13 service points each. Abbey Cribbs had eight service points. Dalessandro had seven aces, while Hanes had four.
“Overall, at no time did we slack off tonight,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. “When we got the ball, we played.”
“Taylor Schutz got the game ball tonight. She had five kills and has been working hard on getting her serve down. Taylor Bellina has been playing pretty steady and Jolene Young did a good job tonight of passing the ball. Courtney Bankovich served well and also covered well tonight,” said Vogt.
The first set saw St. Marys get the serve back at 2-1. With Cribbs serving, the Lady Dutch went up 10-1 before Brookville got the serve back. In that stretch, Cribbs had four aces and Chelsie Gaton had a block. The Lady Dutch moved out to a 12-4 lead. Hanes served four aces as St. Marys led 16-5. They went on to win the set 25-9.
Dalessandro served to open the second set and St. Marys went up 5-0 before Brookville got an opportunity to serve. Brookville closed the gap to 9-7 when the Lady Dutch got the serve back. With Chelsie Gaton serving, St. Marys went up 13-7. With St. Marys up 19-13, Dalessandro served three aces to make it 22-13. Brookville cut the score to 23-16. An ace by Bankovich made it 24-16. The Lady Raiders cut the score to 24-16. A block by Hanes gave St. Marys the second set 25-16.
Brookville took a 9-6 lead in the third set. With Hanes serving, the Lady Dutch moved out to a 15-9 lead. They got the serve back, leading 16-10. Bellina served an ace and the Lady Dutch recorded two more points to lead 19-10. The Lady Dutch got the serve back, leading 22-12. Dalessandro served two aces and Gaton got a kill to make the final score 25-12.
The St. Marys junior varsity squad won in two in the preliminary game.
The Lady Dutch, now 5-3 on the year, are off until next Thursday when they travel to Kane.
The Lady Dutch will be holding a “Pink Game” for breast cancer awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when they play host to the Elk County Catholic squad. All proceeds from the fundraising efforts will go to the Susan G. Komen Fund.