Dons Varsity Volleyball Wins at Alhambra

On Tuesday September 28, the Acalanes Girls Varsity volleyball team traveled to Alhambra High School to take on the Bulldogs.  In the first game, the Dons pulled away early:

4-3 Junior Ryann Jones’ kill gives the Dons the lead, which they never relinquish

5-3 Sophomore Jade Profilio passes to Monica Dikova who sets Senior Aly Kirke for the kill

7-5 freshman Maelin Mason kill

8-6 Mason again

14-8 Junior Hanna Hageboeck kill

15-9 Junior Katelyn Olin kill off Senior Rachel Zhang’s set after digs from Profilio and Junior Georgia Winkles

16-9 Jones kills the overpass

17-9 Kirke kills the overpass

18-9 Olin ace


20-9 Kirke kill

21-9 Jones kill

22-9 Jones kill

24-11 Senior Bela Yanakieva kill

25-11 Dikova ace for win

Game 2 was much closer:

1-0 Zhang tricks the Bulldogs for the kill

3-2 Dikova ace

8-7 Jones kill

8-8 Jones ace

9-8 Mason kill

11-12 Olin kill

12-12 Mason kill

18-15 Jones kill

19-18 Junior Apple Walton kill

20-18 Jones ace

21-18 Mason kills the overpass 

22-20 Dikova pushes one to an empty spot 

23-21 Mason kill

24-22 Olin with the left handed tip

25-22 Alhambra error gives the Dons the win

Leading 2-0, the Dons then went for the sweep in Game 3:

1-0 Zhang ace

3-3 Johnson kill from the back row

4-4 Jones kill off diving set from Zhang

6-9 ace from Junior Mara Korzeniowska!

8-11 Kirke kill

9-11 Winkles ace

11-11 Junior Maya Paul kill

14-14 Olin tip

15-14 Profilio ace

17-15 Olin kill

19-16 Korzeniowska ace

20-18 Kirke kill

23-22 Paul tip

24-22 Olin kill

25-22 Alhambra error gives the Dons the match win 

The Dons improved to 2-1 in league play. today, Thursday they travel to Campolindo to face the first-place Cougars.