Dragons dominate number one in state


Ashley Long

Sophomore Taryn Knuth spikes the ball at the home game Sept. 9. Knuth helped the Dragons win against Ankeny Centennial Sept. 18 2-0.

Anne Rogers, Editor-in-Chief

The number three ranked varsity volleyball team beat number one ranked Ankeny Centennial 2-0 Sept. 18. The first set was won 25-23 and the second set was won 25-22. “We were down 15-9 and (sophomore) Taryn (Knuth) went on a blocking rampage, and we made a comeback,” senior outside hitter Hayley Dotseth said. Knuth blocked a spike attempt by a Centennial player to close the match.

The Dragons (9-2) lost their first match against ninth-ranked Council Bluffs Lincoln (14-8) in the triangular meet, however they came back from that loss to win against Centennial (20-1).

“I’m not sure if we will move up in the rankings because of our loss to CB Lincoln, but I have a feeling we’ll stay around that number three spot,” senior middle hitter Rachel Godwin said.

The team gave some of the credit for the win to the student section. “Our student section, even though it was an away game, was what got us through,” Godwin said. “They were awesome.”