Dillingham girls turn in strong outing in Bethel
The Dillingham High School Lady Wolverines rolled into action this past weekend with a stellar performance against Bethel Regional High School and Hooper Bay in a 4-team volleyball meet in Bethel. The DHS spikers went 1-2 during the weekend's round-robin play.
Dillingham held its own against Bethel in their opening match. The Lady Wolverines forced the Lady Warriors to four games. Bethel is one of the Western Conference favorites to claim a berth in the Class 3A state tournament later this month.
Despite picking up five service points apiece from Sierra Roehl and Emily McArthur, Dillingham dropped the first game of their best-of-five showdown with BRHS. In Game 2, the Lady Wolverines got their offense in gear. After Bethel had taken a 21-20 lead, the DHS squad reeled off the final five points to knot the score at 1-1.
Despite four service points from Roehl, Britney Dray and Kylee Sifsof, Bethel took Game 3 and Game 4 by scores of 25-20 and 25-12, respectively.
On Saturday, Dillingham broke into the win column with a decisive 3-0 win over Hooper Bay.
Backed by 10 service points from Roehl and four more from Dray and Sifsof, the DHS girls took Game 1 easily, winning 25-5. They finished off the rout with wins of 25-10 and 25-14 in the ensuing two games.
Dillingham gave Bethel an even tougher test in its final outing. The Lady Wolves again pushed BRHS to four games before falling 25-19, 25-20, 6-25 and 26-24.
In the Lady Wolverines 25-6 win in Game 3, Dray served up a game-high nine points. Sifsof added seven, including the first seven points of the game.