Coach Leigh Ann Longaberger’s Tri-Valley varsity netters are on a roll, collecting their third straight victory with Tuesday night’s 18-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 win over host and MVL foe, the Philo Lady Electrics.
After spotting the hosts an opening set win, the Lady Dawgs roared back with three straight decisive wins to earn the triumph, improving their Muskingum Valley League record to 8-5, and overall mark to 11-7.
Top statistical leaders for the winners included: Aubrey Fritter (22 assists, nine digs, and one ace), Eva Dittmar (14 kills and four digs), and Trinity Vandusen (24 digs and three aces).
Coach Laura Seward’s Lady Dawg JVs posted a win as well over Philo in the reserve contest, taking a 25-8, 26-24 win back to Dresden with them, and were led by Keyona Murphy’s seven kills and one dig, and Reagan Rhodes, with five aces and seven assists. The win upped the Lady Dawg JVs record to 9-4 in Muskingum Valley League play and 12-6 overall on the 2020 season.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the host Lady Dawgs beat a solid West Holmes squad in three straight sets, defeating the visiting Lady Knights 25-17, 25-16, 25-19.
Top statistical leaders for the winners included: Abby Stanford (seven kills, three blocks, and one dig), Lexi Howe (five kills, nine assists, three digs, and two blocks), Hannah King (six kills, two digs, an ace, and 100% serving), Aubrey Fritter (12 assists, 11 digs, and 100% serving), and Trinity Vandusen with 11 digs.
In the junior varsity contest, the Lady Dawgs dropped a hard-fought 20-25, 26-28 decision to the Lady Knight reserve squad. Top statistical leaders for the Lady Dawg JVs were: Katya Liber (seven kills and 100% serving), Rachel Paxson (eight assists and 100% serving), and Alyssa Ashcraft with three kills and a block.
Back on Thursday, Oct. 1, the Lady Dawgs hit the road and came home with a win, defeating host Indian Valley in a five-set doozy, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 24-26, then a decisive fifth set 15-8 edge.
Top statistical leaders for the winners included: Aubrey Fritter (23 assists, five digs, and 100% serving), Abby Stanford (15 kills and one block), Eva Dittmar (13 kills), Lexi Howe (11 kills, 15 assists, three digs), Janie McLoughlin (eight kills, four blocks, two aces), Trinity Vandusen (32 digs), and Madi Bobo (18 digs).
The Lady Dawg varsity, JV, and freshman teams are back in action on Thursday, Oct. 8, when they welcome John Glenn to Dresden and The Dawg House. The Lady Muskies defeated Tri-Valley in the first round of conference play in New Concord, back on Sep. 10.
In the photo below, talented Tri-Valley freshman Eva Dittmar is pictured celebrating a TV point with her teammates, after her ‘kill’ vs West Holmes on Saturday, Oct. 3 at The Dawg House in TV’s win over visiting West Holmes.
Gregg Meadows photo