Dalton State Lady Roadrunners Dominate

Monday, October 21, 2013 - by James Beavers

The Dalton State volleyball team finally had a much needed easy match at home. In their final contest at Mack Gaston Community Center, the Lady Roadrunners easily handled visiting Oakwood University from Huntsville, Al.

The straight set Monday night 3-0 victory was never in doubt as Dalton State raised money for The Green House, the local child abuse and prevention center.  Most of the packed house was wearing green T-Shirts sold by the athletic department to benefit the center.

In Set One, DS got out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back. Poor serving was the only sore point for Coach Bruna Langner. Seven of the Lady Ambassador’s first 11 points were gifts, but the hosts led 20-11.

After that, the Lady Roadrunners settled down while serving and went on to the 25-13 victory.

Oakwood scored first in the second set and also led 1-2.  The Roadrunners answered with six straight points and easily won the set, 25-10.

Dalton scored seven of the first eight points on the way to a 25-12 win in game three.

Michaela Askew led the hosts with 16 kills and Clarissa Weber added 10. Alyne Bianchi had 12 Lady Roadrunner kills and 10 digs. Savannah Nelson tallied 11 kills.

The Lady Ambassadors only had six kills on the night.

Dalton State     25    25    25   -   3

Oakwood U      13    10    12   -   0

The Lady Roadrunners and the Lady Ambassadors play again Saturday night. This time in Huntsville, Al.  First serve is at 7:30 p.m. CDT.


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