Dayton handles young Liberty Christian squad

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DAYTON - Dayton's Bulldogs took down Liberty Christian in three sets Tuesday, routing the young Patriots 25-9, 25-21 and 25-14.

The main goal for Dayton coach Shannon Turner was improvement on her side of the net.

"Our focus was on passes, setting up good hits and digging up everything they threw over the net," Turner said. "We just focused on what we wanted to do on our side of the net, they did a good job."

Junior McKayla Bickelhaupt was an offensive powerhouse, racking up five aces on 17-of-18 service along with 10 kills on the night.

The volleyballers doing the digging for Dayton were senior Nicole Lambert and junior Jessica Tate, both with 15 digs. Lambert was also sharp from the service strip, going 19-of-19 on serves.

One standout was freshman Chelsea Wooldridge, who stepped up and delivered 12-of-13 serves accurately along with seven assists.

"She's (Wooldridge) stepped up and is doing a great job," Turner said. "She steps right into that setting roll on the varsity team and is doing super."

The Bulldogs travel to Clarkston Saturday to take part in an all-day tournament hosted by Pomeroy.

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