Nov 19 – Varsity Volleyball versus Campolindo – NCS Semi-Finals
Your Acalanes Dons traveled the long and winding road to Moraga to face the Campolindo Lady Cougars. The Dons traveled well.
1-2 Hannah Roberts fires off a sharp serve that ends with a Dons point.
2-2 Grace Bolen sets outside to Molly Dalziel who fires a lines shot for the kill.
4-4 Campo gets a tricky ball over and Molly Armstrong comes up with a great pass to Bolen and Dalziel gets a kill off the block.
6-6 A ball high above the net with 6’3″ Campo middle versus 5’9″ Dalziel for the joust and…Dons point.
7-7 The crowd is rock’n and Bolen pushes a quick set to Jones who crushes a kill off the block.
8-7 Long rally with great passing and Jones leaps above the block and tips the ball just outside the reach of the defenders.
9-9 Bolen backsets Jones for the opposite kill down the line.
10-11 Mimi White hits a spinner off the “1” for the kill.
12-12 Roll, Roll, Roll your shot, Dalziel for the kill. Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, the Dons get a point.
13-15 Too much going on the try and explain other than “what a rally!”. Huge saves both teams have almost everyone on the floor at some point. A long hard fought battle that ends with a Dons point.
15-16 Dalziel crushes the ball off the block and into the antenna.
17-17 Roberts smokes a sweet Bolen back row set for the kill.
Roberts‘s serving is keeping Campo off balance.
18-18 Copperfield, Houdini and Jones; all great magicians. Jones pulls a bump pass kill out of her bag of tricks.
19-20 The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire; White and Jones roofing company!
21-21 Dalziel crushes a kill off the block.
1-1 Roberts with a laser serve for the ace.
2-3 Dalziel crushes a kill to the back row.
3-9 Dalziel annihilates a kill to the open middle.
5-12 Dalziel serves up the hard knuckle ace.
6-13 Webster; Red solo block, you try a hit, we get a point….
9-13 Carly Porep channels the Beatles and serves “a long line rolling ace, for a Dons point”
10-13 Old school Mercedes; White with a one handed wiper kill.
12-15 Dory Grobeck sets a perfect “1” to White for the kill.
13-17 Grobeck quick sets Jones for the cross court crush kill.
0-1 Bolen backsets Jones and…a kill off the block.
1-3 Dalziel approaches from far outside the court and crushes a kill off the block that lands out of bounds.
3-6 A pass is coming fast towards the net and Bolen punches the ball over the net for the fist of fury kill shot.
5-9 You spin me right round baby like a record; Jones with a ball spinning kill.
8-13 Dalziel – Darth Vader kill – “Luke Net Walker, I am your father”
9-15 Bolen sets Dalziel inside. No one is blocking = kill.
10-16 Worked once, why not try it a gain, inside set and Dalziel kill to the back row.
Righteous Brothers = Parker Jones; “You should never close your eyes anymore when you have a big lead”. yes, you know what she is going to do; “bring it on back”.
11-19 Jones roll shot kill.
14-22 Bolen backsets Jones for the Smoke’n kill.
15-22 Jones gets a back row kill.
16-22 Jones off speed ace to the back row goes untouched.
17-22 Jones with a hard knuckle ace to the middle that ricochets harmlessly out of bounds.
18-22 Get this girl to Vegas. Three aces in a row?? – repeat above.
19-22 Bolen to Lam for the back bump pass to Dalziel for the corner kill.
The Dons comeback does not happen (insert sad emoji face). Great play, great serving, great passing and a GREAT YEAR. Just my guess, but next year could be even better…On three – “One, Two, Three…Go Dons!”
Bolen – 19 assists and 2 digs
Dalziel – 14 kills and 4 digs
Jones – 11 kills and 4 aces