Madison Stofcheck, of Dryden, connects on a shot at the net during a district match at home this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
November 07, 2018
DRYDEN — The Dryden volleyball team saw to it that their postseason path would continue a bit longer, pulling out a heart-stopping 22-25, 27-25, 25-10, 19-25, 15-9 victory over Deckerville in a Division 4 district championship encounter it hosted last Friday night.
It marked Dryden's first top district finish since 1999.
With the outcome, Dryden bumps its mark to 12-3 overall.
"I feel the whole Dryden community was behind us," Dryden Coach Jill Grusnick commented. "It was earned and well deserved," she noted.
"This group of girls worked hard to win the district. I could not be more proud to be their coach. We look forward to our upcoming regional match."
Ally Sobek (24, featuring one ace), Ella Kage (22, including four aces) and Madison Stofcheck (20, featuring four aces) notched Dryden's highest point totals.
Erin Boettcher (15), Kelli Schenkel (eight), Natalie Poirier and Stofcheck (six each) along with Sobek (five) registered Dryden's top kill outputs.
Schenkel (seven) plus Boettcher and Stofcheck (two apiece) provided Dryden's blocks.
Ella Kage handled Dryden's playmaking responsibilities that evening. She was credited with 28 assists.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.