On a night where battles were won on and off the court, the Dallas Center-Grimes volleyball team swept long time rival ADM 3-0.
The night not only gave way to a long standing rivalry, but it also gave way to a great cause as both ADM and DC-G joined together to support the fight against cancer with Dig Pink night. Also before the contest officially got underway, Fillie senior Dakota Miles was honored for her efforts to breach the 1,000 digs mark with 1,008 entering Thursday. It was a great feeling on her part but as is the case with Miles, her thoughts rarely shifted onto herself.
“To be honest I didn’t really know where I was regarding the number,” said Miles. “Honestly I didn’t know I had over 1,000 digs but it feels great to accomplish that and it’s just crazy.”
The senior inched herself closer to the all time school record in digs with 16 on the night giving her 1,028 career digs. That puts her just six digs shy of the school record.
Miles and the rest of the Fillies squad downed the visiting Tigers in three straight sets 25-14, 25-16, and 25-15. Set one began with a 5-2 lead for the Fillies which they then turned into 16-10 lead after an 11-8 run. The DC-G defense held a strong attacking ADM offense to just four set points the rest of the set and the Fillies claimed the opening set 25-14.
ADM earned their first lead of any set early in set two with a 2-1 advantage but that would quickly dissipate as the Fillies went on a 10-4 run to earn an 11-6 advantage. The Fillies would then outscore ADM 14-10 to take the set two win. Set three is where the Fillies saw their biggest test and their biggest deficit of any set falling behind 3-1 early in the set. The Fillies quickly tied the set up a 4-4 and never looked back as they proceeded to never trail after that point.
The victory gives the Fillies their 28th win of the season and second win over the Tigers. While the win was nice, the match-up was played for so much more and it was a great feeling to be a part of for fans, coaches, and players alike.
“It’s all about how we all come together and work for a common cause,” began Miles. “On the court we view ADM as competition but off the court we’re all friends. Both sides have a huge respect for each other and every year with this match both communities do a great job of helping out.”
The Fillies and the Tigers put their skills and money to a great cause and a great match. DC-G is now 28-4 on the season and will wrap up the regular season on Tuesday, October 9 at DC-G Meadows gym against Norwalk.