The Dryden volleyball team celebrates a top district placing. It marks the third straight year they have accomplished the feat.


DRYDEN — Dryden saw to it that their postseason path would continue, registering a 25-21, 25-17, 25-14 triumph against Peck’s volleyball team in the title clash last Thursday.

Kingston High School is where the match was contested.

The outcome marked the third straight year Dryden (20-4) has earned a top district placing.

“This year we knew coming in what our team was going to look like,” Dryden Coach Christopher Schenkel said. “We told ourselves lets go undefeated in our league and win districts for the third straight year and we were able to accomplish that goal,” he noted.

“The team played fairly well this week in all three of our district matches. We still have a couple of things we are going to focus on to get ready for regionals. If there is any team that is going to go far in the playoffs and show the state what Dryden volleyball is all about it is this team. I couldn’t be more proud to say I am their coach.”

Erin Boettcher’s 19-kill total paced Dryden that evening. Abby Hurd and Alyssa Daoud (four kills each), Avery Grondin, Becca Weiss and Ashley Hickmott (two apiece) along with Erin Paton (one) supported her performance.

Paton (three), Boettcher and Weiss (two each) plus Hurd and Daoud (one apiece) accounted for Dryden’s digs.

Hickmott (two) and Hurd (one) supplied Dryden’s blocks.

Grondin and Daoud (two each) along with Boettcher and Weiss (one apiece) provided Dryden’s ace serves.

Dryden also received 32 assists courtesy of Weiss.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.