The Virgin Valley High School Lady Bulldogs defeated the Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center Roadrunners 3-0 at Hughes Middle School Tuesday evening. When pressed by the Roadrunners, the Lady Bulldogs rose to the occasion and closed down the Roadrunners 25-20, 25-12 and 25-18. The first game of the evening was highly competitive until the Bulldogs services became too hot to handle by the Roadrunner back line. ‘Dawg Alora Bonner and Nikki Arquette led the Bulldogs to a quick 5-1 lead that the Bulldogs never relinquished. Arquette had two aces and Bonner had two kills during the run. The Bulldogs had 12 ace serves during the first match. The Roadrunners made the match interesting while facing match point at 24-15. The Roadrunner server hit four straight service points and three aces to make the score 24-20. Bonner stopped the run with a kill making the final score 25-20 in favor of the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs easily handled the Roadrunners in the night’s second match. Bonner showed her dominance by serving up 6 straight points including kills by Arquette and Bonner. The run gave the Bulldogs an insurmountable lead of 14-4. The Bulldogs were led by kills by Bonner, Arquette, Kourtney Metzger and a huge block by Arquette. Graylynn Groelle finished off the Roadrunners with five straight service points making the final score 25-12 in favor of the hosts.
The Bulldog Ladies seemed to let up in the evenings final match trailing the Roadrunners 6-2. An ace by server Jasmine Pulver gave the Bulldogs momentum as they cut the Roadrunners lead to 7-6. Bonner than hit two aces to give the Bulldogs a 9-8 lead. The score stood at 20-17 before Bonner hit four straight points including two service aces and a kill by Cassandra James finished off the Roadrunners 25-18. The Bulldogs had eight service aces and 3 kills in the match. “We had more service points in the game than any previous,” said Bulldog Coach Ilona Robison. “We practiced all week on serves and it paid off. We got the opportunity to run our offense and all our players did pretty well,” added Robison. The Bulldog Ladies will travel for the next two games before facing Basic High School on September 12. Home games will be played at Hughes until further notice.