Friday, September 24, 2010
WAPATO - The Lady Greyhound volleyball team dominated in a 3-0 win last night, Thursday, at Wapato.
Grandview prevailed 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 and substituted liberally throughout the contest.
"Everybody on our roster, all 13 players, had at least one dig," said Coach John LaFever. The benefit, he added, is that Grandview now has a better idea of its reserve talent.
"There may be situations where they have to play in the future and now we have a better feeling for what we can expect of them," LaFever said. "Or if there's a problem or someone's sick, we know who we have that can come in and have an impact."
The coach said he was pleased with what he saw from both starters and reserves.
"We played some pretty scrappy defense," LaFever said. "That was pretty cool."
With everyone getting playing time, Grandview's numbers were even more balanced than usual, led by Payton Parrish with 23 assists, 11 service points, five digs, two kills and two blocks.
Gabby Sauve also had eight service points, three of them on aces, and recorded a team-high 10 digs for the Lady Greyhounds.
Grandview's Taylor Hall pounded eight kills and two blocks, while teammate Haley Smasne came through with nine kills, three blocks and three assists.
Grandview (4-0, 6-1) doesn't return to action until next Tuesday when it hosts Othello.
Between now and then, LaFever said his squad will be working to fine-tune its game to eliminate errors, as well as add a few new wrinkles to the Grandview attack.