POMEROY — A re-scheduled volleyball match against Class 1B foe Pomeroy took Dayton coach Shannon Turner by surprise Thursday, but it turned out to be a good tune-up for next week’s regional tournament in Spokane.
The Pirates won the non-league affair, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13.
“It was a fun, competitive match,” Turner said. “It was good we played the match so we didn’t have a whole string of practices.”
McKayla Bickelhaupt recorded 16 kills, 25 digs and six aces for the Bulldogs.
Jessica Tate had 18 assists and was 14-for-14 serving, Sarah Phillips had 10 digs and Courtney Mings 12 digs, Madison Mings picked up eight blocks and five kills, and Bryeana Myrick put up 10 blocks.
Ireland Mayfield had 38 assists for the Pirates, Savannah Ruark nine blocks and 15 kills, Mackenzie Monahan 23 kills, McKenzie Uto 14 digs and Cheyenne Miller three kills in the fifth set alone.
Pomeroy honored Megan Miner on Senior Night. Miner “played one of her best matches,” Pirates coach Bruce Crossfield said.
Dayton now prepares to play Reardan in the first round of the regional tournament at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at West Valley High in Spokane.
Four of eight teams from Districts 7 and 9 will advance to state from the double-elimination regional.
Pomeroy head to Rosalia on Saturday.