Lady Wolfpack dives into league


September 22, 2022

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Elsie Mann, making a pass in DW's match against Walla Walla Valley Academy last week, counted 11 kills in Dayton-Waitsburg's four-set win at Touchet last Monday, and also put up an impressive five ace serves. The Lady Wolfpack struggled in the second set but recovered and took the match 3-1.

TOUCHET–The Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack has dipped their toe into the 2022 league campaign, notching a four-set win over Touchet last Monday to hold a 1-2 record in league and a 3-2 overall record.

The team had a second consecutive road trip on Tuesday to Tri-Cities Prep then hosts Columbia-Burbank for a Homecoming Week match tonight, September 22, at the Dayton Gym. Following that match will be Stud Volleyball.

At Touchet, DW jumped on the Redhawks in the first set 25-16 but floundered a little, losing the second 20-25. They bounced back with a harrowing 27-25 win in the third set and wrapped it up with a 25-16 match win.

"I am very proud of how this team came together to fight for the win," said Head Coach Tracy Barron. "The younger classmen stepped up in a big way to learn new positions."

Makenna Barron led the team with 13 kills, 18 assists, two blocks and a pair of aces. Kylee Henry nailed nine kills, had 18 assists, and served six aces. Elsie Mann hammered 11 kills, shot five aces, and had two assists and digs.

Walla Walla Valley Academy visited September 15 and handed the Wolfpack a three-set loss, 17-25, 15-25, 15-25.

"This team's net play continues to improve every game," Coach Barron said. "Our passing was much more consistent than in previous games."

Against WWVA's attack, Henry led with 17 assists and Makenna Barron made 10 assists. Barron had six blocks and Claudia Benavides three.

Henry, Barron and Benavides each made three kills.

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Wolfpack outside hitter Kylee Henry zeroes in on the ball to fire a kill at Walla Walla Valley Academy's front line in last week's three-set loss to the Lady Knights. Henry made nine kills and 18 assists in this week's win over the Touchet Redhawks.

Benavides served five aces and Henry serve two aces.

The Wolfpack beat the Touchet Redhawks in three sets September 14 in Dayton, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16.

"The girls really came back strong after a hard loss the night before," said Coach Barron. "They continued with strong net play and worked hard to improve their passing."

Barron served five aces, nailed four kills, rejected four and made five assists. Henry made 11 assists, hammered four kills, and had one dig and ace. Mann served five aces and hit three kills with one dig.

River View overpowered DW September 13, 9-25, 10-25, 15-25

In spite of the loss, Coach Barron was positive. "The team's net play was really great tonight," she said. "Our blockers got hands on a lot of really tough hits. Emily Rodrick, our libero, made some great passes in the back row for us."

Mann was the kill leader with five and Barron nailed four. Both Henry and Barron counted nine assists.


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