The Lady Dragon spikers swept Piner Tuesday. The scores were 25-17, 25-10 and 25-20.
Coach Rand Rognlien liked the way his team performed. “The intensity was there tonight,” he said. “They played with a lot of heart and were aggressive.”
And the Lady Dragons, who suffered a number of service errors in last Friday’s game against American Canyon, had fewer service errors.
“Our serving was awesome,” the coach said, adding that a preliminary count showed about 19 service aces.
In the first set, Sonoma ran off to an 11-6 lead, but the Prospectors came back and tied it at 13. But the Lady Dragons regained their composure and retook the lead stretching it to as many as seven points before ending it at 25-17.
In the second set, Sonoma took an early lead as Marissa White served six straight points to give the Dragons a 7-2 lead. The closest the Prospectors could get was five points, at 11-6 as Sonoma cruised to an easy 25-10 win.
Piner kept the third set close closing to a single point as late as 13-12. But the Lady Dragons didn’t let them get any closer and opened up a six-point lead at 19-13.
“We’ve been working on being aggressive,” Rognlien said. “We played good defense and worked on not letting any balls drop.”
He pointed out that Kiana Janson had 13 kills and five service aces while White had six serving aces.
“We’ve been working on focus, heart and being aggressive,” he said. “That’s what you need to win a big game.”
Thursday, the Lady Dragons traveled to Elsie Allen, results not available at presstime.
And Tuesday, the Lady Dragons have a big game as Petaluma comes to town. The Trojans are undefeated in Sonoma County League play, sporting an 8-0 record in SCL play while the Lady Dragons are two games back, in third place, with a 6-2 league mark.
On Tuesday, the freshmen play at 4 p.m., the undefeated JVs at 5 and the varsity at 6:30 p.m.