Dayton City School played host to Lake Forrest Middle School Tuesday in the “Blue and Pink” volleyball game to support breast cancer awareness.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Dayton, TN —The Dayton City School Volleyball team raised a total of $1,480 in the “Blue and Pink” game to donate to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Chattanooga. It was also the final home game for 10 Lady Sweatbee Seniors.
I will truly miss this group of 8th graders next season. They are very talented and have really shown their coachability on the court this year. Each of the 8th graders have been a valuable part of our team. I look forward to seeing them play at the next level.
Coach Kristen Green – DCS Sweatbees
Lady Bees stepping on the Dayton City School floor for the last time included: Caitlyn Blevins, Angel McAdams, Miranda Smith, Diva Tran, Emily Smith, Kaitlyn Osterbur, Macy Lancaster, Madison Roberts, Madison Martin and Sarah Welch. There was a good crowd in attendance and many donned the special DCS volleyball shirts with the familiar pink ribbon. The players sported pink ribbons in their hair and several parents were bring pink shirts to celebrate the event. It is always special to have an event focus on Cancer as so many lives as research must continue to eradicate this disease.
The Varsity games began with Lake Forrest taking the early lead 4-1 and stretching the margin to 13-9 midway through the game. They continued to maintain the lead and stretch the lead to 22-13 late and Lake Forrest took the first game of the match 25-13. In the second game Dayton City School jumped out to a 6-2 lead early but Lake Forrest came back to tie at 9-9 and took the lead and led 14-10 midway through the game. When Lake Forrest took a 16-12 lead it was time for the Lady Bees to fight back and they turned the deficit into a 17-16 lead with a 5-0 run. They took control of the match and increased the margin on their way to a 25-19 win. Diva Tran and Kaitlyn Osterbur both served well during game number 2 and the team went on several long rallies and hung tough to force a dynamic game three.
Diva Tran started game 3 with 4 good serves before Lake Forrest scored their first point. Caitlyn Blevins then stepped up and served well as DCS took the lead to 10-1 before Lake Forrest scored again. Lake Forrest then went on a run to cut the deficit to 10-6 before DCS score again. Lake Forrest went on another run and took the lead 12-11 before DCS scored for the tie at 12-12. Lake Forrest eventually got the lead at 14-12, just one point away from victory. The Lady Bees fought hard and gained a tie and then a 15-14 lead. Normally 15 would have given DCS the win but the game must be won by two so they needed one more point and they got it. DCS had won a great game.
Coach Kristin Green said “I will truly miss this group of 8th graders next season. They are very talented and have really shown their coachability on the court this year. Each of the 8th graders have been a valuable part of our team. I look forward to seeing them play at the next level.” She also said “Diva Tran has been a very valuable 8th grader for us, and kept us in the game last night with her serving.”
They will next play on Thursday at Cleveland Middle School in the Middle School post-season tournament. Several players played well for the Lady Bees.
On Monday night the Lady Bees had traveled over to play Chilhowee Middle School. In these games it was Chilhowee gaining the victories in the Junior Varsity actions by 25-6 and 25-21 scores. In Varsity action it was Dayton City School with the win. DCS won game one 25-13 and game two 25-17.
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Photos by Gary Bolden