The Dallas Center-Grimes volleyball team capped off homecoming week with quite the flair as Class 4A’s tenth-ranked Fillies captured four wins in Nevada.
DC-G faced off against five teams including Lake Mills, 12th-ranked Glenwood, Des Moines Lincoln, Carroll, and Nevada. The Fillies were victorious over Lake Mills in three sets, Carroll in three sets, along with two set wins over Des Moines Lincoln and Glenwood. Their only loss on the day came at the hands of Nevada in a two-set shutout.
In total, the Fillies produced 130 kills, 124 aces, and 201 digs along with 46 blocks. It was another strong night from the serving line as DC-G shot 92 percent. From that strong serving night, Dallas Center-Grimes produced 23 total aces. The best match-up for digs was against Lake Mills as the Fillies had three players earn double-digit digs for the game. Senior Ashley Ferguson led the way with 14 digs while fellow senior Katelyn Knudsen posted 12 digs. Junior Grace Mikota had eleven digs herself. As for the match, the Fillies overcame a 23-21 set one loss by going on a tear to win set two 21-13 and set three 15-9.
Of the 124 total assists for the day, 31 of them came in the two-set win over Glenwood. This was another match-up where the Fillies fell behind early with a 25-22 set one loss, only to come back to take set two 25-16 and come out of a tough set three 17-15. Assists leader Kamryn O’Brien paced the way with assists in the match with 17 to go along with a perfect serving match (13-13) with a pair of aces thrown in.
Junior Grace Mikota had a strong game against Caroll totaling ten kills and seven digs while eight-of-ten from the serving line. That was a different match-up for the Fillies as they took care of set one 21-15 but fell in set two 21-17. A late set surge in set three ended up giving them the match win with a 15-10 victory. The Des Moines Lincoln win was a two-set win where the Fillies won with just 15 kills and 15 assists. They did manage 22 digs and came out with one of four match wins on the afternoon.
The only loss for the Fillies came against Nevada where two late comebacks were just not enough. The Fillies fell in set one 25-20 while taking set two into extra points yet falling 26-24.
With the 4-1 mark over the weekend, the Fillies now improve their overall record to 20-4. Next up is a match-up with Pella Christian on Oct. 1 before yet another weekend tournament in Urbandale.