The Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies traveled to Nevada this past Saturday (Sept. 23) for an invitational. The Fillies played Carlisle, Madrid, Ballard, Iowa Falls-Alden and West Marshall and went 5-0 at the invite.
In the first game against Carlisle, the Fillies went 2-1. The Fillies won the first set 21-15, but fell to the Wildcats 21-18 in the second set. The Fillies came back in the third set, winning 15-11.
Katelyn Knudsen led the game for the Fillies in kills. She had nine kills with five errors and a total of 28 attack attempts for an efficiency of 0.143.
Abby Greiman led the team in blocks with a total of four; one assist and three solo.
Dakota Miles and Hannah Ashley led the Fillies in aces. Miles had four aces and went 10-for-11 on her serves for an efficiency of 0.909. Ashley finished the game with two aces and made all 11 of her serves over the net.
The Fillies won the game against Madrid in two straight sets; 21-17 and 21-15.
Knudsen led the Fillies in kills again. She had a kill efficiency of 0.500 from her seven kills, one error and 12 attack attempts.
The Fillies had a total of five blocks against the Tigers. Greiman led the team with two of the five blocks, both of which were block assists.
Ashley, Tiffany Denger and Ally Ferguson each had two aces for the Fillies. The three also led in serves, Ashley had all 13 of her serves go over the net, Denger was seven-for-seven on serves and Ferguson had four successful serves out of her final total of five.
Katherine Wood had the Fillies’ seventh ace against the Tigers. She had a 0.889 serve efficiency after eight of her nine serves made it over the net.
The Fillies beat Ballard in two straight sets as well. The first set was won 21-9 and the second 21-13.
Knudsen finished the match with a kill efficiency of 0.450. She had 10 kills, 20 attack attempts and just one error.
Denger and Greiman led the Fillies in blocks again. Combined, the two had six of the team’s nine total blocks (three each). Denger had one block assist and two solo blocks and Greiman and two assists and a solo block.
Ferguson led the Fillies in serves. She successfully made 11 serves over the net out of her 12 and scored three aces.
For their fourth match, the Fillies played Iowa Falls-Alden. The match went into three sets, but the Fillies came out with the victory. the Fillies won the first set easily (21-8), but the Cadets fought hard and won the second set 21-18. The Fillies won the match, though, with a 15-13 victory in the third set.
Knudsen continued to lead the Fillies in kills. With nine kills against the Cadets, four errors and a whopping 31 attack attempts, she finished the match with an efficiency of 0.161.
Greiman and Ferguson also continued to lead the Fillies in blocks. Greiman finished with five total, four block assists and a solo block. Ferguson followed with four blocks, three assists and one solo block.
Miles led the match in aces. She had two aces as well as a serve efficiency of 0.778. Miles finished the game with nine serves, seven of which were successful.
Ashley led the Fillies with a total of 14 serves. She made all 14 serves over the net for an efficiency of 1.000, she also scored one ace.
The Fillies final game of the day was against West Marshall. The Fillies won the match in two sets; 25-14 and 25-18.
Greiman led the Fillies in kills against the Trojans. She finished the game with eight kills, one error, 12 attack attempts and an efficiency of 0.583.
Combined, Denger and Leticia Nolte had all six of the Fillies’ blocks. Both Fillies had three blocks, all of which were assists.
Jordan Cunningham had three of the Fillies’ seven aces. She went seven-for-nine on her serves for a 0.778 serving efficiency.
Both Ferguson and Wood had two aces. Ferguson had a perfect serving efficiency after making all ten of her serves over the net. Wood made 12 of her 13 serves for an efficiency of 0.923.
Ashley scored the seventh ace of the game and had all six of her serves go over the net.
The Fillies will be playing today, Sept. 26, at home against Indianola starting at 7:30 p.m.