Nov 5 – Acalanes Girls Volleyball NCS Quarterfinal

YOUR Acalanes Dons girls volleyball team hosted the St. Patrick-St. Vincent Bruins on Saturday night in the Quarterfinals of the North Coast Section Tournament, looking to stay hot and advance to the Semifinals…


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First Set:

1-0. Parker Jones kill. Familiar Dons territory!

2-0. Jones Ace. Nice start!

4-1. Theresa Nevins dig! Alex Matson kill and the crew of white-shirted NCS referees are totally into the match.

6-3. Maddie Kalil stuff.

9-4. Matson roll shot kill to the back line. Time out Bruins as the Dons are in control.

14-6. Madi Risch fires a sharp angle kill to the Dons rolling and the crowd rocking!

18-12. Melissa Elliott crushes a kill in the middle!

19-12. Tough serve from Devin Grobeck that the Bruins can’t handle and overpass…Jones stuffs it.

23-13. Grobeck kill!!!

24-13. Nevins stuffs the overpass. Yummy.

25-13. Just Jones. Dons win the first set.


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Parker Jones across the pipe
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Second Set:

6-7. Choppy back and forth start. Jones gets the crowd’s attention with a big kill.

9s. Nevins nifty to the sideline.

12s. Jones crusher.

16-12. Jones Ace. Senior Captain.

17-12. Nevins solo ROOF.

20-14. Zoe McPhail Serve…Zoe McPhail dig…Risch kill. Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

24-15. Matson and Elliott team up for another ROOF!

25-15. Lane Webster serves out the set!


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Devin Grobeck
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Third Set:

2-3. Matson kill. Dons looking to get grooving in the 3rd.

3-6. Still looking…

5-7. Elliott pounds one in the middle.

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Melissa Elliott
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10-8. Kalil Ace as the Dons re-assert control.

11-9. Jones Thunder Bomb!

13-10. Nevins on fire in the middle.

16-13. Webster sets Jones for a kill, but the Broncos are hanging tough in this set.

16-18. Rough patch! Timeout Dons.

18s. Kalil exhibits outstanding defense during a long rally.

19-21. Bruins roar back again.

21s. Jones kill from the “pipe.” All tied up.

22-21. Risch kill regains the lead. Can I get a Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!?

23-21. Matson “tools” the block and the Bruins take a TO. Let’s. Go. Dons. #finish.

25-21. Risch! #finished!. Dons win in 3 sets and advance to the NCS Semis!


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Alex Matson
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Don’t miss it Wednesday night as the Dons visit Miramonte! The Dons will need your support!