By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine volleyball team opened the 2022-2023 season at home last week when they hosted the Rome Lady Wolves and the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans.
First up for Dade was the Rome Wolves and after falling behind early the Lady Wolverines battled the entire first set, finally losing 25-18.
The second set was another hard-fought battle as it seemed every time, they would get close the Lady Wolves would run off several unanswered points. When the match ended Rome had claimed the set 25-17 and the match 2-0.
The Lady Wolverines were led by Zoie Smith with 4 assists, 5 digs, 2 kills; Heidi Raines with 1 assist, 7 digs, 3 kills; Delaynee Davis with 3 assists, 8 digs; Anna Ballard with 4 digs, 1 kill; and Kendall Emmett with 4 digs.
Next up for DCHS was the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans. The first set was a hard-fought battle between two determined teams with the Lady Wolverines coming out on top 28-26.
In the second set Dade had an easier time taking down the Lady Trojans 25-16 and taking the match 2-0.
Zoie Smith led DCHS with 14 assists, 3 kills, 1 ace; Heidi Rains with 7 kills, 1 ace, 1 assist; Delaynee Davis with 5 assists, 1 kill, 1 ace; and Brooklyn Konrad with 6 kills.
This week the Lady Wolverines traveled to Red Bank on Monday and will travel to Coahulla Creek on Friday.