Dalton State Volleyball Takes 2 Opponents At Home

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
Dalton State (dark gray) topped Milligan College in Saturday second game
Dalton State (dark gray) topped Milligan College in Saturday second game

The Dalton State volleyball season got off to a great start Saturday as the Lady Roadrunners took both of their matches in a Tri-Match involving Tennessee Temple of Chattanooga and Milligan College of Elizabethton, TN.

The day’s second match of the day for the Lady Birds saw victory over the Buffaloes three sets to one. Dalton State got an easier than the score win in the first set, 25-20. 

Milligan came back to win the second set, 25-23. The Buffs had gotten out to an 11-4 lead only to see the Roadrunners come back to tie it at 11 and take a 12-11 lead. The set was back and forth the remainder of the way with Dalton’s final lead of the set at 23-22.

The third set was all Dalton, 25-13. The Roadrunners jumped out to leads of 6-1 and 11-4. They then pushed the lead up to 13 points (24-11) before finally taking the impressive win.

The final set was the same as the first, 25-20. The Roadrunners were never tied. The largest Roadrunner lead was seven (20-13). 

Michala Askew recorded 35 assists and 13 digs in the match while Anna Metzler and Savannah Nelson each had 13 kills in the match. Metzler also had a dozen digs.  Anna Dykes recorded nine kills, Alyne Bianchi had seven, and Kianna Delaney six. 

Clarissa Weber and Karly Newman contributed eight assists each.

Volleyball 2014 Opener – Dalton State 3 Tennessee Temple 0 

The Lady Roadrunners opened the season with a late Saturday morning 3-0 sweep of Tennessee Temple. Dalton State downed the Crusaders 25-22, 25-18, and 25-21.

Bianchi had 10 kills and four assists for Dalton State. Metzler had nine kills and nine digs.  Askew had 15 Roadrunner assists. Weber had 10 assists. Nelson had eight kills 

The Crusaders were led by Naomi Pasada with seven kills and four digs. Victoria Smith and Shatoya Medford each scored seven kills with Medford also having five digs. Lydia Vick added five kills and four assists.

Milligan captured the third match with a 3-0 sweep of the Tennessee Temple - 25-23, 25-21, and 25-20.

Dalton State’s volleyball team travels to Barbourville, KY on Tuesday (August 26) to take on the Union College Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. The next home volleyball action will be against Southern Wesleyan University on Friday, August 29, at 7:00 p.m..

The 2014 Dalton State volleyball team poses after winning the first game at Bandy Gymnasiun on campus. They played all of last season's contests at various off campus sites as the gym was being remodeled.
The 2014 Dalton State volleyball team poses after winning the first game at Bandy Gymnasiun on campus. They played all of last season's contests at various off campus sites as the gym was being remodeled.

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