(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – Dawson Community College lost the opening two sets Monday night against Miles Community College, but answered with three straight wins to beat the Pioneers 3-2.
The game started in thrilling fashion as Miles C.C. took the first set 28-26, and the second 25-20.
Set three started on the defensive side where the Bucs only allowed one player to serve more than once, leading to a 25-16 victory. The fourth set was high energy as the Bucs pulled away late for a 25-22 win.
Five sets are nothing new for this Bucs team as they’ve forced it multiple times this year. They slammed the door with a 15-12 final.
Leaders for the match were Shayna Baugh with a dominating front row night once again, finishing with 21 kills and 7.5 blocks. Lexi Begger came up with 12 kills and 4 blocks. Harlee Speth added in 10 kills and 22 digs. Nynah Bryant led the team in assists with 30. Cierra Loudon led the team in aces with 4 and also chipped in 21 digs. Erin Campbell led in the back row with 41 digs.
The Bucs travel to play Bismarck State on Wednesday, which sits second in the conference and beat the Bucs last month in another five-set thriller. They then play Lake Region State College in Devils Lake Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT.
DCC’s last home game of the year will be Monday, October 22, against Miles Community College.