ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldogs faced a tough challenge when they played the 11th- rated Alta Cyclones in a volleyball match here on Sept. 20. The Bulldogs were just 1-7 going into the match, and when the short night ended, they were 1-8, and 1-3 in the Northwest Conference.
The Cyclones beat their Conference rivals in three games - 25-10. 25-6, 25-17.
Arielle Megrath and Leah Kai, in her first action of the season, led the Bulldog hitting attack with 15 and 18 succesful hits, respectively, but neither senior was able to register any kills.
Chrysta Cmelik had two ace serves and Shelby Dierenfield and Kai had one apiece. Erin Laursen led Bulldog setters with 14, while Tiffany Johnson and Jodi Husman had nine apiece. Defensively, Dierenfield had three blocks and Johnson two.
Alta also won the JV and C-team contests. JV game scores were 12-21,12-21 and C-team scores were 4-21,16-21.
On Sept. 25, the Aurelia girls are back in Aurelia to take on Laurens-Marathon.