Dimmette powers Surry to win in home opener

Staff Reports

September 8, 2013

DOBSON - Surry swept Rockingham Community College, 3-0, in their home opener in volleyball action last week.

The Lady Knights jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the opening set forcing a Rockingham timeout, and never trailed taking the first set, 25-14 behind the offensive play of Samantha Dimmette. A sophomore from Elkin, Dimmette recorded six kills in the opening set, while freshman Maddison Hawks (North Surry) notched three kills to go along with a service ace. Defensively, sophomore Madison Jessup from East Surry recorded six digs in the first set to lead the Lady Knights.

In the second set, Surry broke an 11-11 tie and outscored the Lady Eagles, 14-8 to take the set, 25-19. Dimmette and Brooke Johnson each recorded four kills in the set with Hawks notching three service aces. Freshman Dana Brown from Mount Airy dished out five assists to help the Lady Knights take a 2-0 lead in the match.

In the third set, Surry and Rockingham played to an early 10-10 tie before the Lady Knights once again pulled away with stellar play. Dimmette recorded four kills while Johnson added three service aces in the final set.

“We are continuing to build both offensively and defensively,” Surry coach Jan Marion-Kiser said. “We were able to get everyone some needed playing time and continue to improve their skills.”

Overall, Surry was led offensively by Dimmette with 14 kills with Johnson and Hawks adding six kills each. Brown dished out a total of 13 assists with freshman Ashley Smith from East Surry contributing nine assists.

Hawks led the Lady Knights defensively with 11 digs, while Jessup and Brown added eight digs each. Johnson recorded four blocks with freshman Shay Hampton (South Stokes) adding three blocks.

“We have several areas that we can hopefully continue to improve throughout the season,” Marion-Kiser added.