W-P knocks off Dayton at District

The Bulldogs fall in three sets to Waitsburg-Prescott Wednesday, as W-P plays Asotin and DeSales faces Dayton Saturday.

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DAYTON - Waitsburg-Prescott knocked off Dayton in the Southeast 2B District volleyball tournament here Wednesday night, 25-23, 25-23, 30-28.

The Bulldogs kept it neck-and-neck in the first set, pulling to ties with W-P at 7-all and 22-all before W-P took the victory.

In the second set, Dayton held leads of 7-1 and 9-3 before W-P tied it at 13 and played to the win.

In the third and final set of the match, Dayton again had a strong start to take a 13-6 lead before W-P rallied to 20-15. The teams held tied as 24-all, 25-all, 27-all and 28-all before W-P got the two points needed to close out the win.

Waitsburg-Prescott now faces Asotin, a five-set victor over visiting DeSales Wednesday night, at 11 a.m. Saturday as the District tournament continues at DeSales' gym.

DeSales plays Dayton at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Irish gym.

The winner of the W-P vs. Asotin game takes the top seed to the State tournament, with the loser playing the winner of the Dayton-DeSales match for the third second and third seeds to State.

"I think they did amazing," W-P coach Angie Potts said. "To come from behind in two games and beat Dayton in three when we kind of struggled with them all season... just did amazing. I'm very proud of them."

Ronnie Hulce had nine kills, 18 digs and two aces in the match for W-P.

Kayla Huxoll had eight assists, a kill and 10 digs. Crystal Harris picked up 12 assiss, three kills, nine digs, one block, an ace and had a 100-percent serving night.

W-P's Dionna Baker had three kills, three digs, one block, and one ace; Rhiannon Chapman had six kills, two digs, three aces, and wa 100 percent serving; Sarah Mascall had six kills, 23 digs, and was also 100 percent serving; Amanda Cook had one kill and 10 digs; and Samatha Fedderson had one assist, one dig, and one block.

"Amanda Cook and Ronnie Hulce, I thought their game was really good," Potts said. "They had lost to Dayton twice during league (play) and the whole team was very nervous coming into tonight's game. It just felt like the best revenge (to beat them in three sets) at their home court."

For Dayton, McKayla Bickelhaupt had 17 kills, 23 digs and was 20-of-21 serving.

Nicole Lambert had 25 digs, three blocks and three kills; Jessica Tate recorded 26 digs, three kills, eight assists and was 13-of-13 serving; Courtney Mings had seven kills, three blocks, 10 digs; Shelby Smith had seven kills; Sarah Phillips 11 digs; Darci Hall 10 assists; and Chelsey Wooldridge nine assists.

"We had an off night," Dayton coach Shannon Turner said. "We didn't pick up balls that we normally do. W-P played more consistent than they'd played all year and they played hard every game.

"They outplayed us," she said. I don't think the fact that we beat them twice had anything to do with it."

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