Oct 20 – Girls Varsity Volleyball
YOUR Acalanes Dons girls volleyball squad hit the road to Las Lomas on Thursday, looking to bounce back after a tough loss earlier in the week. Since the Warriors are getting back into hoop action we will channel a little Tim Roye play-by-play into the match recap:
1-0. Big opening roof by Theresa Nevins and Roxy Cummings. Defending the paint.
4-4. Back and forth jousting – it is a match against the Knights after all – as both teams are looking to settle in.
7-6. Athletic one-armed dig by Lane Webster, capped by a Melissa Elliott power kill, followed up with a Webster Ace! Dons getting in flow on the court.
9-10. Madi Risch gets in on the action with a kill.
10-11. Nevins crushes an overpass. So tasty.
11-12. Maddie Kalil with a buttery set to Cummings for a kill, but LL is hanging around.
13-12. Risch give the Dons the lead with a deep ball. Ace!
15-12. Devin Grobeck charges the net to reach a short serve, and Cummings drills another kill. T.O. Knights.
17-14. Nevins with another net stuff. With Authority!
18-15. Parker Jones leaps and hammers the ball straight down for a kill. Elevation Sensation!
22-16. Jones Ace. Swish.
23-16. Jones Ace. Net did not move.
24-18. Elliott wins the “joust” at the net for the score.
25-18. Grobeck Ace to finish off the first set for the Dons.
1-0. Cummings kill.
2-1. Sam Darin kill.
3-4. Little loss of focus fixed by Rachel Go set to Sarah Nelson for a kill.
8-6. Go to Nevins on the “1”. Crushed.
9-7. Risch kill. Smooth stroke.
10-7. Webster Ace. 3-ball from deep beyond the arc!
12-7. Webster Ace. Downtown.
14-11. Risch Ace. Silky.
15-11. Webster to Clever for the one-handed floater.
17-11 Risch Ace. On fire. LL needs a Timeout.
18-12. Darin kill.
19-14. Nevins with a nifty move and a soft finger roll.
20-15. Solid defensive effort so far, led by Zoe McPhail in this rotation.
21-16. Go and Webster really distributing the rock well in the offense this period, getting all the shooters involved.
22-16. Grobeck Ace.
23-23. Suddenly the Knights have made a big run. Dons Timeout.
26-25. Nevins and Cummings big roof! Re-jection! Set point.
27-25. Dons outscore the Knights in O.T. On to the 3rd.
1-1. Las Lomas air ball.
2-4. Jones kill. Hits the hardwood.
3-5. Clever/Jones block the shot.
6s. Risch splits the defenders. Webster gets the assist.
7s. Several nice passes from McPhail, and Clever finishes strong at the rim.
9-7. Elliott rejection in the middle. Get out of my kitchen!
10s. Risch kill. Racking up points.
13s. Jones Tomahawk Dunk!
16-15. Clever dunk at the net to re-take the lead. Dons and Knights trading shots.
19-17. Triangle offense: Grobeck to Kalil to Nelson for the score.
20-17. Nelson–Elliott ROOF!
22-19. Goaltending (net violation) Las Lomas.
23-19. Risch Ace!
24-19. See 20-17 entry. Splash Sisters! Match point!
25-20. Dons run out the clock and win the match in 3!