Dexter’s volleyball team got to deepen their bench on Tuesday night as the Dreadnaughts earned a straight-set victory over Jackson in the Division 1 district opener at Ann Arbor Skyline.
The Dreadnaughts had a relatively easy time with the Vikings, winning the game 25-6, 25-9, 26-24 to advance to Thursday’s semifinals.
Dexter took over early in the first set as they rode to the easy win.
Jackson bounced back in the second to take a 4-0 lead and also led 6-2 before the Dreadnaughts got going.
Hanna Quinn would serve three aces to help the Dreadnaughts make a 23-3 run to take the set and go up 2-0.
Dexter’s coach, Paula Palmer Burns dug deep into her bench to start the third period and Jackson took the opportunity to take an early lead. Dexter would battle to tie the game at 15. The teams would go back and forth from there, with the Vikings holding match point at 24-23. Dexter would score the next two runs and a Savannah Smith kill would close the game for the Dreadnaughts.
“We were happy to control the game and allow all of our players to get to grips with a little playoff game,” Burns said. “We can’t wait to work on Thursday’s game plan tomorrow!!”
Quinn finished with a team of seven aces, six kills and three blocks for the Dreads.
Smith contributed with 12 digs and seven kills, while Avery Goodrich added 10 kills and eight digs. Jamie Giese finished with eight kills and seven digs, Braedy Wineman had 25 assists, while Lana Burns added nine assists. Emily Schultz had 12 digs and a 2.20 service receiving average.
The Dreadnaughts have improved to 36-7-4 overall this season.
Pictures of Mike Williamson