Notre Dame Volleyball Wins Two, Defeats Top District Foe

Friday, September 20, 2013
It was an explosive night of volleyball at Notre Dame High School Thursday night. The Lady Irish hosted Chattanooga Christian School and Grundy County High School. 

The first match of the evening was Notre Dame versus CCS.  It was Notre Dame's first district 7-AA match-up against the best district record Chargers. During warmups, both teams appeared to be equally equipped with all around talent, but it was Notre Dame that edged out CCS in the fifth set. Although the Chargers led by as much as six points in final set, the Lady Irish were able to regroup, challenge CCS's defense with multiple attacks, and slow down their offense with an aggressive presence at the net.

The Lady Irish took the win 3-2.

Of Notre Dame's 33 kills, Stephanie Bouchard led the team with 11. Kaylee Stone had eight and Randi Clement had seven aided by Ragen Dobson's 25 assists. 

Their offense was also able to put points on the board with 14 aces supported by Bouchard (four) and Mallory Hein (three). 

The Lady Irish defense had 100 digs and 11 blocks. Keri Klassen dug up 29 while Bouchard had 22 and Danika Dorris had 19. 

Hein stopped the Chargers' offense with five blocks along with Tess Scobey and Bouchard at two apiece.

"We played hard. It couldn't have been a better game," said an enthusiastic Notre Dame Coach, Ted Hackett. "CCS showed themselves to be a good team. It was exciting! I'm proud of our girls and the heart they displayed." 

The second match-up pitted CCS against Grundy County. The Yellow Jackets looked to be competitive in the first part of the first set, but were unable to stop the Chargers. CCS handed the Grundy County a swift defeat, 3-0.

Finally, Notre Dame played Grundy County. The Yellow Jackets presented a tougher challenge to the The Lady Irish then had been expected. Rather than wallow in defeat, Grundy County rose to the occasion and used Notre Dame's errors to their advantage winning the second set. The painful sting was apparent in the third set, but the Lady Irish overcame and won the match, 3-1.

Several players were able to notch some kills for the Lady Irish. Genna Howard led with ten, Randi Clement had seven, Kaylee Stone had six and Jessica Moore had four with the help of Allison Hoffer's 15 assists and Ragen Dobson's 11. Khadijah Sivels had 22 digs and Danika Dorris had 13 digs to keep the ball moving. It was the Lady Irish serving that managed to put Notre Dame over the top with 23 aces. Sivels served up six aces, Howard hammered five aces, and Dobson and Keri Klassen put away four each.


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