In a battle of height at the net, HHS senior Grace Dille, at right, hits one past Sedgwick County’s middle blocker, Juliana Hernandez. — Johnson Publications

Brenna Sullivan, at left, and Savannah Burris celebrate a win over Sedgwick County at home last Tuesday. — Johnson Publications

SedgCo’s height doesn’t stand up to Lady Dragons

     The Lady Dragon varsity volleyball team stood their ground for a home-court win against Sedgwick County last Tuesday, Oct. 3.
     Holyoke won in three sets: 26-24, 25-20 and 25-19.
     “We fought through and finished,” said coach Hannah Petersen, noting the girls started out flatter than she was hoping but they pulled it together for the win.
     The team has been focusing on staying poised while still being aggressive, said the coach.
     This win will help set the tone for the next few games, said Petersen. The team goes up against top-rated Yuma this Friday followed by Wiggins and Haxtun — all tough competition for the Lady Dragons.
     Topping the stats on Tuesday was Grace Dille, who got in 26 attacks — including 14 kills — while going up against a very tall middle blocker from Sedgwick County.
     Petersen praised Taeryn Trumper for consistently swinging hard every time she attacked the ball.
     In serving stats, Kaylee Camblin had the most serves with 18, and Emma Roll laid down five aces for the Dragons.
     Camblin, Dille and Josie Herman each had two blocks Tuesday evening.
     Emily Jelden received 23 serves and got 19 digs.
     Both setters — Camblin and Savannah Burris — set the ball 50 times, and they rounded out the night with 16 and 11 assists for kills, respectively.

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