Lady Bulldogs are state champs!

(Courtesy photo)

 

The Sundance Volleyball team won the 2017 state title winning all three matches in three straight sets – Lovell: 25-13, 25-13, 25-10; Greybull: 25-17, 25-14, 25-16; Championship match against Wright: 25- 23, 25-17, 25-23.

Seniors Molly O’Connor, Katie Griggs, Tacey Martin and Teila McInerney led the team to their outstanding finish. Katie Griggs and Tacey Martin dominated, rejecting the opponents’ hits 74 times with 26 stuff blocks for the tournament.

Molly O’Connor ran the offense calling play sets, scoring 105 set assists for the tournament and serving 100 percent with an impressive 48/48 for three matches. Teila McInerney scored 48 kills, serving 93 percent 41/44 with six aces and led the defense with 34 digs for the tournament.

The underclassmen stepped up big as well with Madison Gill dominating the net, blocking with Katie and Tacey and serving 100 percent with 31/31 for the tournament. Teddi Marchant served six in a row with four aces to seal a victory in the match against Lovell.

Rigan McInerney hammered the ball scoring 53 kills and dominated the middle back defense with 33 digs, scoring the kill and an ace serve to start our come back in set three. Laney Dungey served 91 percent for the tournament 31/34, serving four in a row to win set three and the Championship Match.

Above all, the Lady Bulldogs always played as a team giving everything they had “All Out All the Time!!!” to become conference Champions with a 10-0 record, Regional Champions and the 2017 State Champions!

Family, friends, the Sundance Booster Club and the Sundance student body and

staff were a great support throughout the season. Our fans battled winter storms and icy roads to come to the state tournament.

Many of you were listening on the radio or streaming our games supporting us at home. This incredible community pride and support were instrumental in our success.

 

SHS vs. Lovell

Katie Griggs: 5 kills, 4 blocks

Tacey Martin: 3 kills, 1 block

Madison Gill: 100% serving 14/14, 1 block, 6 digs

Laney Dungey: 7 digs

Teddi Marchant: 4 aces, 9 digs

Rigan McInerney: 16 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist, 10 digs

Molly O’Connor: 100% serving 13/13, 3 kills, 35 set assists, 3 digs

Teila McInerney: 2 aces, 14 kills, 3 blocks, 14 digs

Kate Sell: 2 digs

 

SHS vs. Greybull

Katie Griggs:1 block 1 kill

Laney Dungey: 100% serving 12/12, 1 ace, 13 digs

Tacey Martin: 2 kills, 2 blocks

Rigan McInerney: 100% serving 8/8, 19 kills, 2 blocks

Teddi Marchant: 6 digs

Molly O’Connor: 100% serving 18/18, 1 kill, 4 digs

Madison Gill: 100% 8/8, 1 ace, 1 block, 11 digs

Teila McInerney: 100% serving 20/20, 4 aces, 16 kills, 1 block

 

SHS vs. Wright

Teila McInerney: 100% serving 8/8, 18 kills, 2 blocks, 9 digs

Molly O’Connor: 100% serving 16/16, 2 aces, 37 set assists, 5 digs

Madison Gill: 100% serving 9/9, 1 ace, 7 blocks, 10 digs,

Katie Griggs: 1 kill, 7 blocks

Tacey Martin: 8 blocks, 1 kill

Laney Dungey: 94% serving 15/16, 2 aces, 6 digs

Teila McInerney: serving 15/17, 2 aces, 18 kills, 1 block, 14 digs

Teddi Marchant: 5 digs, 5/7 serving 1 ace

 

Submitted by Greta Crawford