Posted Friday September 11, 2009
HERMISTON - The Hermiston Bulldogs volleyball team won their second home non-conference game of the year Thursday night. The Dawgs defeated Grandview, Washington in three sets, 26-24, 19-25 and 19-25.
Grandview took the early lead in the first set. Granview led by a score of 9-6 when Hermiston's Andrea Waters' serves and a shot by Mary Shae Hays tied the score up at 10-10. The teams exchanged leads until the Dawgs took the 16-15 and never let go of the lead after that. The Bulldogs won the first set 26-24.
The second set was close with the teams tied 7-7 about a third of the way through the set. Hermiston's Hays served for a run that saw Dawgs lead go from 10-9 to 16-9. Hermiston pulled away throughout the rest of the set winning it 25-19.
Grandview started strongly in the third set with a 3-1 lead. Hermiston closed the gap tieing it up at 4-4. Grandview led 12-10 when the they were cited for a rotation infraction. That tied the score at 11-11 and Hermiston battled into the lead. At one part of the set Hermiston held Grandview to just two points while the Dawgs scored seven. Hermiston won the third set 25-19.
Photos by Terry Aichele