Oct 5 – Girls Volleyball
Your Acalanes Dons girls volleyball team stepped onto their home court against Las Lomas for the first time in DAL League play after a 1-1 road start. This was also the day the Giants launched another even-year run into the playoffs, so…Play Ball! It was also Dig Pink night for breast cancer awareness and the Dons family raised funds for a great cause. Here is the “Scorecard”:
3-2. Roxy Cummings hits a shot down the line for a kill as the game gets going.
5-5. Alex Matson drives an angle kill.
7-5. Lane Webster sets up Matson for another angle kill. Matson is locked in early.
9-7. Devin Grobeck – as the Libero sporting the “Good & Plenty” pink and black uniform look – covers for the Setter and serves up a meatball for a Maddie Risch kill.
11-7. Timeout Knights as Maddie Kalil pitches and keeps LL off balance.
14-12. Parker Jones crushes a bomb.
18-12. Webster to Risch as the Dons are on a hitting streak.
21-18. Pitcher’s duel as both teams’ hitters are kept off balance, until Matson lines one into the gap.
25-18. Theresa Nevins roofs the Knights and then LL fouls one off…Dons take the first set.
2-1. Sam Darin fires an Ace to lead off the second for the Dons.
4-3. Elsa Clever hits a nice bloop single for a point.
6-3. Kalil: Ace. K!
8-3. Sarah Nelson with an “Opposite” field hit. Dons are batting around tonight. Time out Knights.
11-5. Clever switch hits with a left handed save shot to keep a point alive and the Dons score.
15-6. Rachel Go serves a change-up that fools the Knights.
17-11. Knights stage a little rally, but Risch quiets LL by hammering the ball. Adios Pelota!
19-11. Double Aces from Darin.
20-11. Make that Strike Three from Darin. Darin throwing darts.
22-13. Zoe McPhail dons the Good & Plenty libero look for Dig Pink, and proceeds to serve and dig like a Gold Glover, bringing the Dons close to the set win.
23-15. Clever dinger from the middle, and Dons roll on to take the second 25-15.
2-0. Jones Ace. Dons look to keep the “mo.”
5-0. Another Jones Ace. Double Play.
7-0. And another from Jones. Holy Cow! Serving like Mad Bum.
8-1. Jones juuussssst a bit outside, to get LL on the scoreboard.
9-2. Nelson kill. Boom.
11-3. Webster to Clever for a beauty of a middle kill.
14-3. Darin smokes one down the line.
16-5. Good eye from Cummings on the outside ball from LL.
18-9. Jones and Nevins team up for a block. A great battery.
20-10. Nelson kill. A nice piece of hitting there.
22-10. A Knights swing and a miss, and Nevins finishes the point.
24-10. Nevins again! Match point.
25-10. Webster to Jones for a bunt single that finishes off the Knights. Dons win! Dons win! Dons win!